Regional groups


Our regional groups are the bedrock of the PCTA and the backbone for the trail. These groups of devoted volunteers adopt and regularly work on sections of the trail. They keep the trail maintained and passable. From removing fallen trees to building retaining walls – they do it all. Find their projects on our project schedule.

When you’re ready to volunteer- whether for a day, or for years- find the group that fits you best. They hold projects and trainings throughout the year. Join us; we can use your help.

PCTA Trail Gorillas

RegionSouthern California
Trail sectionThe Trail Gorillas have adopted the PCT’s southern 700 miles between the Mexico border and Kennedy Meadows. They have split up this portion of the PCT in to seven sections that correspond with the Wilderness Press PCT guidebook (Sections A-G). Each section is assigned to a volunteer Section Chief.
Volunteer projectsSection Chiefs monitor their sections of trail and hold one or more work projects each year to address the trail maintenance issues. They hold day, weekend, and week-long projects.
Get involved by contactingJohn Hachey at [email protected]
Learn more about the Trail Gorillas at

PCTA Can Do Crew

RegionSouthern Sierra, California
Trail sectionThe Can Do Crew works on an approximate 30 mile section of PCT between Donahue Pass in Yosemite National Park and South Crater Meadow in the Ansel Adams Wilderness.
Volunteer projectsThe Can Do Crew holds 1-3 extended projects each year depending on the maintenance needs.
Get involved by contactingPaul Cardinet at [email protected]

PCTA Carsonora Crew

RegionNorthern Sierra, California
Trail sectionThe Carsonora Crew oversees approximately 84 miles between Carson Pass and Sonora Pass.
Volunteer projectsThe Carsonora Crew holds multiple weekend and extended projects each year.
Get involved by contactingDave Harrison at [email protected]

PCTA Will Work for Krumms

RegionNorthern Sierra, California
Trail sectionWill Work for Krumms works on sections of the PCT throughout the Tahoe National Forest.
Volunteer projectsWill Work for Krumms holds one extended project each year.
Get involved by contactingLarry Krumm at [email protected] or Dave Moore at [email protected]

PCTA Pounder’s Promise

RegionNorthern Sierra, California
Trail sectionPounder’s Promise works from Tahoe National Forest, through Plumas National Forest, and into Lassen and Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
Volunteer projectsPounder’s Promise puts on log out projects early in the year, brushwork where needed, and handles serious erosion issues when they arise.
Get involved by contactingCharles Williams at [email protected]

PCTA Lyons’ Pride

RegionBig Bend, Northern California
Trail sectionLyons’ Pride works on sections of the trail throughout the Shasta-Trinity and Klamath National Forests.
Volunteer projectsLyons’ Pride holds two extended projects per year.
Get involved by contactingJohn Lyons at [email protected] or Ian Nelson at [email protected]

PCTA NorCal Trail Crew

RegionBig Bend, Northern California
Trail SectionThe NorCal Trail Crew maintains sections of the PCT near the Redding, California area.
Volunteer ProjectsNorCal Trail Crew holds multiple day and weekend projects each year.
Get involved by contactingJanette Storer at [email protected]
 Learn more about the NorCal Trail Crew at


PCTA Mid-Oregon Volunteers

RegionColumbia Cascades, Mid Oregon
Trail sectionMid-Oregon Volunteers maintain stewardship over 160 miles of the trail between Windigo Pass and Breitenbush Lake. This mostly Wilderness segment is split into sections of a few miles each overseen by an individual volunteer Steward or a club organization. Stewards monitor and survey conditions on their section and supervise multiple work projects to address log out, tread maintenance and other access issues.
Volunteer projectsWork parties range from a few individuals for a day trip to multiple-day, pack-supported adventures deep into the backcountry.
Get involved by contactingBill Carpenter at [email protected]

PCTA Mount Hood Chapter

RegionColumbia Cascades, Mid Oregon to Southern Washington
Trail sectionThe Mount Hood Chapter oversees over 200 miles of trail between Goat Rocks in Washington to Breitenbush Lake in Oregon. The Mount Hood Chapter has split the trail in to sections with each section being overseen by a Caretaker.
Volunteer projectsCaretakers hold multiple work projects each year to address maintenance issues. They hold day, weekend, and week-long projects.
Get involved by contactingTammy Turner at [email protected]
Learn more about the Mount Hood Chapter at

PCTA North 350 Blades

RegionNorth Cascades, Mid to North Washington
Trail sectionThe North 350 Blades currently maintain approximately 30-40 miles of trail south from Snoqualmie Pass, as well as sections of trail from Stevens Pass to White Pass. As the group name implies, their goal is to eventually oversee the entire 350 miles of the North Cascades region, from White Pass to the Canadian border.
Volunteer projectsThe North 350 Blades hold day, weekend, and extended projects.
Get involved by contactingBarry Teschlog at [email protected]
Learn more about the North 350 Blades at
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