The closure announced Wednesday by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest closes the Coffee Fire area and all trails and roads within the area, affecting trailheads and campgrounds. It includes a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail.

Shasta-Trinity National Forest officials announced a closure of an area of National Forest System Lands within the Trinity Alps Wilderness.

The closure is effective August 6, 2014 until the Coffee Fire is declared out.

It closes the Coffee Fire area and all trails and roads within the area, affecting trailheads and campgrounds. It includes a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail.

The Coffee Fire has burned 4,665 acres in the Trinity Alps Wilderness to date. It is being closed for public and firefighter safety due to active fire suppression activities occurring in this area, according to a Shasta Trinity NF news release. The closure order prohibits being within the Coffee Fire Area.

The Coffee Fire was listed at 4,665 acres and 15 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. Twenty-two engines, 8 hand crews, 4 water tenders, 4 helicopters and 412 personnel were involved in the firefighting effort.

If you really want to know the details, Shasta Trinity officials sent the following description of the closure area boundary:

“... begins at the intersection of the Trinity County Rd. 104 and South Fork Creek Trailhead (T38N, R9W, sec 29), then continues north along South Fork Trail (Forest Trail No. 9W04) to its intersection with Trail Gulch (Forest Trail No. 9W15), then continues east along Trail Gulch (Forest Trail No. 9W15) to its intersection with Long Gulch Trail (Forest Trail No. 9W14), then continues northeast along Long Gulch Trail to its intersection with Long Gulch Trailhead, then continues northeast along Forest Road No. 39N08 to its intersection with Forest Road No. 93, then continues north, northeast along Forest Road No. 93 to its intersection with Forest Road No. 40N17 (39N, R9W, sec 10), then continues east along Forest Road No. 40N17 to its intersection with Fox Creek Ridge Trailhead, then continues east along Forest Road No. 40N17 to its intersection with Middle Boulder Trailhead, then continues east along Forest Road No. 40N17 to its intersection with Forest Road No. 39N63, then continues east along Forest Road No. 39N63 to its intersection with East Boulder Trailhead, then continues southeast along East Boulder Lake Trail (Forest Trail No. 8W02) to its intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail, then continues west along the Pacific Crest Trail to its intersection with Granite Creek Trail (Forest Trail No. 8W09), then continues east on Tangle Blue Lake Trail (Forest Trail No. 8W01) to its intersection with Eagle Creek Trail (Forest Trail No. 7W05), then continues east along Eagle Creek Trail to its intersection with Eagle Creek Trailhead, then continues east along Forest Road No. 38N27 to its intersection with County Road No. 140, then continues southwest along County Road No. 140 to its intersection with Highway 3, then continues south along Highway 3 to its intersection with County Road No. 104 (Coffee Creek Rd), then continues west along County Road No. 104 back to its starting point, as shown on the attached map. 36 CFR 261.52(e).”

For more Coffee Fire details, see: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4031/