The Pacific Crest Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail is a hiking trail that is roughly 2650 miles long. It runs from the Mexican border to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. This is one of the premiere long distance hiking trails in world. You can find other US National Long Distance Trail information at the US National Parks Trails Systems . Here is another federal site that has good information on PCTNST.
Some people will hike this trail in one continuous trip, these hikers are called thru-hikers. I am a section hiker. I will hike sections at a time, picking up where I left off from a previous hike/backpacking trip and continuing the hike onward to Canada. I started my quest of the PCT in March of 2005 at the Mexican Border (Campo, CA).
I like this quote from a book publish in 1945 “Pacific Crest Trailway” as to why I hike – “The adventurer will return from the wilderness with refreshed body, enlightened mind, and revivified soul”.
You can find information and pictures of my treks as well as links to the supporting information I used to accomplish my trips.
We are gathering all the information you need to hike the trail in one location!
Here are free PCT Topo Maps for sections A through F!
You will find may links at OTT Resource to make you hike a success!
Suggested Printed Resources:
Besides my maps, if you are only going to have one other trail resource, these Wilderness Press Books are the ones:
- The Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California
- The Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California
- Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon And Washington
Now for the recommended books:
- Pacific Crest Trail Data Book – Mileages, landmarks, facilities, resupply data and essential trail information
- Yogi’s PCT Guide – This guide has two parts, and the “On Trail Section” makes this worth the price!
For the Section Hikers these are good: