When Jefferson Public Radio in Ashland, Oregon, asked us to do an on-air segment, we knew just the right person for the job. Our Big Bend Regional Representative, Ian Nelson, lives in Medford and knows the PCT inside and out.
In his 16-minute interview, Surviving a Hot, Dry Summer On ... Read more
Each year the U.S. Forest Service generously gives us funding to help carry out our mission to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest Trail. This year they have granted us $800,000 in federal funds.
Our agreement with the Forest Service states that PCTA will raise an additional $400,000 to ... Read more
Our friends at Salazon Chocolate Co., Point6 and ENO have been selling some sweet and tasty Pacific Crest Trail logo’ed products where proceeds go back to the trail. We thought we’d share the love and give you a chance to win them!
Enter now for a chance to win a ... Read more
PCTA is proud to announce a new map brochure of the Pacific Crest Trail specifically for the Columbia River Gorge area. It recommends day trips and provides information about local trail-friendly amenities and tips on how to be prepared, leave no trace and support the trail. A unique coalition of ... Read more
Did you ever wonder how a path thousands of miles long, traversing so many different types of public and private land, gets managed, maintained and protected as a single entity? It takes a feat of fancy agreement work to get all the oars rowing in the same direction. The document ... Read more
The Lake Fire was reported just before 4:00 pm on June 17, 2015. This is a large, dangerous fire that is threatening structures and has high potential for growth. Please see our Trail Closures page for this incident for more information.... Read more
This spring, as part of Bellevue College’s Wilderness Skills Certificate program, 14 students taking a Hiking & Orienteering course joined their instructor, Peter Prescott, and me for a day of trail maintenance. Prescott serves as Bellevue’s Wellness Center Program Manager, Fitness Center Director and faculty member. This is the second ... Read more
The Hat Creek Rim is one of the most famous, or perhaps infamous, stretches of the PCT. People do not always associate Northern California with extremely dry, almost desert-like conditions. However, the stretch of the PCT along the Hat Creek Rim is one of the longest waterless stretches of trail. ... Read more