Deleting a trail with the CloudTrail console - AWS CloudTrail

Deleting a trail with the CloudTrail console

You can delete trails with the CloudTrail console. If an organization's management account or delegated administrator account deletes an organization trail, the trail is removed from all member accounts of the organization.

If you've enabled CloudTrail management events in Amazon Security Lake, you are required to maintain at least one organizational trail that is multi-Region and logs both read and write management events. You cannot delete a trail if it is the only trail you have that meets this requirement, unless you turn off CloudTrail management events in Security Lake.

To delete a trail with the CloudTrail console
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the CloudTrail console at

  2. Open the Trails page of the CloudTrail console.

  3. Choose the trail name.

  4. At the top of the trail details page, choose Delete.

  5. When you are prompted to confirm, choose Delete to delete the trail permanently. The trail is removed from the list of trails. Log files that were already delivered to the Amazon S3 bucket are not deleted and continue to incur S3 charges.


    Content delivered to Amazon S3 buckets might contain customer content. For more information about removing sensitive data, see Emptying a bucket and Deleting a bucket in the Amazon S3 User Guide.