15 miles of Pacific Crest Trail in San Bernardino County closed due to 2015 Lake Fire damage

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Many outdoor enthusiasts dream of hiking the length of the Pacific Crest Trail through California, Oregon and Washington, but this year a portion of the trail is closed off because of damage from a massive fire. (KABC)

Many outdoor enthusiasts dream of hiking the length of the Pacific Crest Trail through California, Oregon and Washington, but this year a portion of the trail is closed off because of damage from a massive fire.

The trail, known as the PCT, is a 2,700-mile stretch that starts at the Mexican border and winds its way up to Canada. The trail was the setting for the 2014 movie "Wild."

But just north of Whitewater, a 15-mile piece of the trail is closed because of the devastating Lake Fire that erupted in 2015 and burned 32,000 acres.

The detour is a minor setback, but the small stretch of trail through the San Bernardino Mountains should reopen as early as next month.
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