California Road Status for Backcountry Access

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Last Updated: Morning of 5/18/24

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Shasta-Clear Creek, Brewer Creek & Northgate

Last checked 5/21/24
Bunny Flat is the only accessible trailhead, currently.

As of 5/10/24 (the latest update on trailhead access from MSAC):
Bunny Flat- Accessible via car.
Brewer Creek: 10 miles of snow on road to trailhead
Clear Creek: 4 miles of snow on road to trailhead
Northgate: 1.3 miles of snow on road to trailhead
You can use these trailheads if you can get to them. Make sure you're aware of Shasta's rules for summit passes, wilderness permits and wagbags..
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Lassen National Park Road (CA 89)

Last checked 5/18/24
The road on the north is now open to vehicles up to the devastated area! From the south the road is open to vehicles up to sulphur works and plowed to emerald lake. Due to a blower breaking down plowing will continue on Tuesday.
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Open

CA 4 (Ebbetts Pass)

Ebbetts Pass is officially open! Get it! Shout out to Cutthroat Brewery in Markleeville.
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Open

Twin Lakes Road

We have local confirmation that the road is open to Mono Village
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Open

Virginia Lakes Road

The Mono County Roads page says is the road is OPEN!.
Read up on the parking etiquette for Virginia Lakes Road and get ya some food at the Virginia Creek Settlement.
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Open

CA 108 (Sonora Pass)

Caltrans is opening the pass on 5/16 at 3pm!
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Partial

CA 120 (Tioga Pass Road)

Last checked 5/21/24
A great graph in the Southern California Backcountry FB group (private) predicts June 3 +/- 11 days. A wide range but neat none the less.

The road is open on the east side to the park entrance. Officially on the west it's closed at Crane Flat. It sounds like they've done one plow of the whole road but need to widen it and do further cleanup. The Olmsted Point avalanche zone continues to be of concern.

Tioga Road is typically open to vehicles from late May or June until sometime in November. Plowing typically begins around April 15.In some years, Tioga Road opens to cycling one or more days before opening to vehicles. If this occurs in 2024, we'll provide that information here.."
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Rock Creek Road

Last checked 5/18/24
Mono county and local social media posts have the road as open to the upper pack station.
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Open

Onion Valley Road

Is OPEN!

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