The Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2650 miles trail that leads in the West of the United States from the Mexican border near Campo, CA to the Canadian border near Manning Park, British Columbia.

Here is a link to the trail data on Google Drive/My Maps.

The PCT leads through California, Oregon and Washington. It is usually divided into the five sections desert, Sierra, Northern California, Oregon and Washington – with each of them roughly taking a month to hike.

For my through hike in 2018, I have the following rough schedule:

Start End Days Section Miles
Avrg KM/d
4/21 5/28 37 Desert 652 28.2
5/28 6/28 31 Sierra 366 18.9
6/28 7/30 32 NorCal 644 32.2
7/30 8/24 25 Oregon 493 31.6
8/24 9/20 27 Washington 504 29.9
Total 152 2659 28.0

The three major trails PCT, Appalachian Trail (AT) and Continental Divide Trail (CDT)  are known as the Triple Crown of Hiking in the United States. So there is plenty more to hike, in case I am bored after the PCT. 🙂

This blog is dedicated to my 2018 PCT Through Hike.

I support the seven essential principles of Leave No Trace (LNT) applied to PCT hikers.