The Pacific Crest Trail stretches 2,650 miles from its Southern terminus at the US/Mexico border in Campo, CA, to its Northern terminus of the US/Canadian border in Washington. The trail passes through three states; California, Oregon, and Washington. Along its way it passes through the Mojave Desert, Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the Cascade Mountain Range. Recently made famous in the book and movie of the same name, Wild, the PCT is a favorite among day hikers and thru-hikers alike.
The Pacific Crest Trail Association is responsible for the protection and maintenance of this trail which was designated a National Scenic Trail in 1968. With ever increasing use of this trail system the PCTA’s work is crucial in preserving this resource to maintain its wild and scenic places along with providing information for its equestrian and hiking users alike.