Pacific Crest Trail

Description

  1. Name Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
  2. Length of trail 4,271 km, 2,654 miles
  3. Length in days 250 days
  4. Traildino grading SW, Strenuous walk, mountain trail
  5. Hut tour grading T2, Mountain walk

Palisade Lakes, Mather Pass - by Kelly The Pacific Crest Trail is one of the most spectacular and challenging long distance trails the US has to offer. This trail takes you to all the famous mountain ranges of California, Oregon and Washington.

Not only its length is dazzling – 2654 miles (4271 km), the alpine terrain makes hard walking. Nevertheless, some 100 to 200 fit thru-hikers manage each year to complete the trip from end to end. When they finish, they have climbed some 300,000 feet, or 90,000 meters, in six months time. Highest point is Forester Pass, 13,153 feet (4009 m), in the Sierra Nevada.

Select some tracks
Plymouth City Trail, 3.2km
PCT - California Section A, 162km
PCT - California Section B, 146km
PCT - California Section C, 206km
PCT - California Section D, 187km
PCT - California Section E, 163km
PCT - California Section F, 147km
PCT - California Section G, 181km
PCT - California Section H, 278km
PCT - California Section I, 113km
PCT - California Section J, 116km
PCT - California Section K, 93km
PCT - California Section L, 65km
PCT - California Section M, 140km
PCT - California Section N, 209km
PCT - California Section O, 129km
PCT - California Section P, 156km
PCT - California Section Q, 88km
PCT - California Section R, 99km
PCT - Oregon Section B, 84km
PCT - Oregon Section C, 135km
PCT - Oregon Section D, 94km
PCT - Oregon Section E, 118km
PCT - Oregon Section F, 166km
PCT - Oregon Section G, 115km
PCT - Washington Section H, 227km
PCT - Washington Section I, 152km
PCT - Washington Section J, 113km
PCT - Washington Section K, 195km
PCT - Washington Section L, 96km

Opinions

Rate 10.0 | 1 vote | No 1. in United States
  • patacon April 2016
  • Rate 10
  • Positive Trail life Landscapes, everything is just perfect and beautiful. The hard times just make the goog ones even better.
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Pacific Crest Trail

Hike Reports

  • PCT 2015 -IRONMAN

  • web Master March 2015
  • Hiking the PCT from Mexico to Canada March 3, 2015. http://hikingpct.pikespeakengineering.com
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Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • The John Muir Trail
  • Guidebook to walking the John Muir Trail through California's High Sierra from Yosemite (El Capitan and Half Dome) to the summit of Mount Witney. The 216 mile hike is split into 21 daily stages, with full information on preparation, permits, wilderness, bears, water and trekking skills. Part of the Pacific Crest Trail. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • The John Muir Trail
  • The John Muir Trail (JMT) is one of the world's most spectacular treks and is North America's best known mid-distance walking trail. It runs for 216 miles through the high Sierra Nevada mountains of California, from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mount Whitney (14,496 ft), the highest peak in the USA outside Alaska. The walking trail, which... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids The John Muir Trail | Cicerone
  • Een uitstekende beschrijving van het beroemde lange afstandspad in Californie. Guidebook to walking the John Muir Trail through California's High Sierra from Yosemite (El Capitan and Half Dome) to the summit of Mount Witney. The 216 mile hike is split into 21 daily stages, with full information on preparation, permits, wilderness, bears, water... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • The John Muir Trail
  • The John Muir Trail (JMT) is one of the world's most spectacular treks and is North America's best known mid-distance walking trail. It runs for 216 miles through the high Sierra Nevada mountains of California, from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mount Whitney (14,496 ft), the highest peak in the USA outside Alaska. The walking trail, which... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Pacific Crest Trail
  • Guidebook to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), an epic 2650 mile hike from California's Mexican border to Canada's British Columbia. One of the world's best hikes, the route passes through California, Oregon and Washington State, taking in the Mojave desert, High Sierras, Cascades and countless more wild mountains. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • The Pacific Crest Trail
  • A comprehensive guidebook to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), an epic 2650 mile trek through the USA from the Mexican border to British Columbia in Canada. One of the world's best hikes, the route passes through California, Oregon and Washington State, taking in the Mojave desert, High Sierras, Cascades and countless more wild mountains of... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids USA: The Pacific Crest Trail - from Mexico to Canada | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids, goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Guidebook to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), an epic 2650 mile hike from California's Mexican border to Canada's British Columbia. One of the world's best hikes, the route passes through California, Oregon and... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • The Pacific Crest Trail
  • A comprehensive guidebook to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), an epic 2650 mile trek through the USA from the Mexican border to British Columbia in Canada. One of the world's best hikes, the route passes through California, Oregon and Washington State, taking in the Mojave desert, High Sierras, Cascades and countless more wild mountains of... Read more
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  • Pacific Dream
  • A PACIFIC CREST TRAIL THROUGH HIKE THIS VIVID ACCOUNT OF A MAN AND HIS WIFE HIKING FROM MEXICO TO CANADA AT ONE GO IS AMAZING. "Unflinchingly honest, vividly told, funny, true, fascinating, exciting - Pacific Dream is all these things. It's the best book I've read this year and I'll never forget it. John writes with a candor that's shockingly... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Pacific Dream
  • A PACIFIC CREST TRAIL THROUGH HIKE THIS VIVID ACCOUNT OF A MAN AND HIS WIFE HIKING FROM MEXICO TO CANADA AT ONE GO IS AMAZING. "Unflinchingly honest, vividly told, funny, true, fascinating, exciting - Pacific Dream is all these things. It's the best book I've read this year and I'll never forget it. John writes with a candor that's shockingly... Read more
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  • My Journey to Freedom and Ultralight Backpacking
  • This is the inspiring account of her adventures, of hiking thousands of miles (mostly alone) from Mexico to Canada, through the Mojave Desert and the High Sierra, and then in the Appalachian Mountains from Georgia to Maine. When she hasn't been hiking, she has been designing ultralight backpacking gear; award winning gear that has been... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • My Journey to Freedom and Ultralight Backpacking
  • This is the inspiring account of her adventures, of hiking thousands of miles (mostly alone) from Mexico to Canada, through the Mojave Desert and the High Sierra, and then in the Appalachian Mountains from Georgia to Maine. When she hasn't been hiking, she has been designing ultralight backpacking gear; award winning gear that has been... Read more
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  • Pacific Crest Trail
  • Stretching over 2600 miles from the Mexican to the Canadian border, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) passes through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the U.S. Each year hundreds of hikers attempt to complete the entire trail while thousands of others take it in smaller sections. Designed for thru hikers, section hikers, and day hikers it... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Pacific Crest Trail
  • Stretching over 2600 miles from the Mexican to the Canadian border, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) passes through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the U.S. Each year hundreds of hikers attempt to complete the entire trail while thousands of others take it in smaller sections. Designed for thru hikers, section hikers, and day hikers it... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
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  • Laufen. Essen. Schlafen.
  • Als Christine Th rmer gek ndigt wird, beschlie t sie, sich eine Auszeit zu nehmen und auf dem Pacific Crest Trail von Mexiko nach Kanada zu wandern 4277 Kilometer. Eigentlich unsportlich, bricht sie zu ihrem Abenteuer auf und schafft es tats chlich bis ans Ziel. Und sie geht weiter, l uft den Continental Divide Trail und den Appalachian... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Laufen. Essen. Schlafen.
  • Als Christine Th rmer gek ndigt wird, beschlie t sie, sich eine Auszeit zu nehmen und auf dem Pacific Crest Trail von Mexiko nach Kanada zu wandern 4277 Kilometer. Eigentlich unsportlich, bricht sie zu ihrem Abenteuer auf und schafft es tats chlich bis ans Ziel. Und sie geht weiter, l uft den Continental Divide Trail und den Appalachian... Read more
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  • Trail Angel Mama
  • Trail magic; kindnesses from the hearts of strangers add magic to hiker’s journeys. This magic is often small – a bottle of water, a ride into town, a candy bar. Sometimes the generosity is a meal or a bed for the night. The Holman’s, day hikers themselves, live near the Pacific Crest Trail. They searched for a way to give back to their... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Trail Angel Mama
  • Trail magic; kindnesses from the hearts of strangers add magic to hiker’s journeys. This magic is often small – a bottle of water, a ride into town, a candy bar. Sometimes the generosity is a meal or a bed for the night. The Holman’s, day hikers themselves, live near the Pacific Crest Trail. They searched for a way to give back to their... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Pilgrimage to the Edge
  • Pilgrimage to the Edge details a four year odyssey hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with unique insights gained from thirty-three years of public service. It showcases the hard-won fight to preserve America's public lands and the diversity of people who continue to use and work them. It vividly displays the contemporary challenges of caring for... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Pilgrimage to the Edge
  • Pilgrimage to the Edge details a four year odyssey hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with unique insights gained from thirty-three years of public service. It showcases the hard-won fight to preserve America's public lands and the diversity of people who continue to use and work them. It vividly displays the contemporary challenges of caring for... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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  • Pilgrimage to the Edge
  • Pilgrimage to the Edge details a four year odyssey hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with unique insights gained from thirty-three years of public service. It showcases the hard-won fight to preserve America's public lands and the diversity of people who continue to use and work them. It vividly displays the contemporary challenges of caring for... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Pilgrimage to the Edge
  • Pilgrimage to the Edge details a four year odyssey hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with unique insights gained from thirty-three years of public service. It showcases the hard-won fight to preserve America's public lands and the diversity of people who continue to use and work them. It vividly displays the contemporary challenges of caring for... Read more
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  • San Bernardino Mountain Trails
  • Southern California's highest and most rugged mountains are in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto ranges, in a unique region where desert cactus and pine trees, plus snow-capped peaks and palm oases, are found in close proximity. With the Pacific Crest Trail weaving its way through the mountains and desert, there are endless opportunities to... Read more
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Belgium
  • San Bernardino Mountain Trails
  • Southern California's highest and most rugged mountains are in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto ranges, in a unique region where desert cactus and pine trees, plus snow-capped peaks and palm oases, are found in close proximity. With the Pacific Crest Trail weaving its way through the mountains and desert, there are endless opportunities to... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mount Whitney CA
  • Map No. 322, Mount Whitney in California at 1:40,000, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography is based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light,... Read more
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  • Mount Whitney
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic MapMount Whitney is universally famous as the highest mountain in the United State outside of Alaska, as well as the highest point in California. National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Mount Whitney is a two-sided, waterproof map designed to meet the needs of Whitney visitors with unmatched... Read more
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Belgium
  • Mount Whitney
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic MapMount Whitney is universally famous as the highest mountain in the United State outside of Alaska, as well as the highest point in California. National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Mount Whitney is a two-sided, waterproof map designed to meet the needs of Whitney visitors with unmatched... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sequoia - Kings Canyon National Parks CA
  • Map No. 205, Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, CA, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light,... Read more
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  • Sequoia/kings Canyon National Park
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapIn Sequioa and Kings Canyon National Parks you can walk among the world's largest trees, hike the alpine landscape of the Sierra Crest, and marvel at the towering granite cliffs of one of the deepest canyons in the United States. National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Sequoia and Kings... Read more
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Netherlands
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Belgium
  • Sequoia/kings Canyon National Park
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapIn Sequioa and Kings Canyon National Parks you can walk among the world's largest trees, hike the alpine landscape of the Sierra Crest, and marvel at the towering granite cliffs of one of the deepest canyons in the United States. National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Sequoia and Kings... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mammoth Lakes / Mono Divide, CA
  • Map No. 809, Mammoth Lakes / Mono Divide, CA, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light, waterproof and... Read more
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  • Mammoth Lakes/mono Divide
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic MapTrails Illustrated Mammoth Lakes / Mono Divide is the first of five exciting new maps for the California Sierra Nevadas that will combine to form seamless coverage of the high-use National Forest areas between Sequoia / Kings Canyon National Parks and Lake Tahoe. This region contains some of the... Read more
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Netherlands
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mammoth Lakes/mono Divide
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic MapTrails Illustrated Mammoth Lakes / Mono Divide is the first of five exciting new maps for the California Sierra Nevadas that will combine to form seamless coverage of the high-use National Forest areas between Sequoia / Kings Canyon National Parks and Lake Tahoe. This region contains some of the... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Carson-Iceberg / Emigrant / Mokleumne Wilderness Areas CA
  • Map No. 807, Carson-Iceberg / Emigrant / Mokleumne Wilderness Areas, CA, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now... Read more
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  • Carson-iceberg/emigrant/mokleumne Wilderness Areas
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapPart of our exciting new coverage for California's Sierra Nevada, our Carson-Iceberg, Emigrant and Mokelumne Wilderness Trails Illustrated map details the high use recreation areas of Stanislaus and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests from Yosemite National Park north to Caples Lake and Markleeville.... Read more
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Belgium
  • Carson-iceberg/emigrant/mokleumne Wilderness Areas
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapPart of our exciting new coverage for California's Sierra Nevada, our Carson-Iceberg, Emigrant and Mokelumne Wilderness Trails Illustrated map details the high use recreation areas of Stanislaus and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests from Yosemite National Park north to Caples Lake and Markleeville.... Read more
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  • Harlan Wadley 2018-04-04 11:15:31
  • New Guides
  • Mountaineering Books, Seattle, WA has now published beautiful and up-to-date guides to the PCT in four stunning volumes.
    Harlan (Gnarly) Wadley
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