Exploring the PCT from Home on PCTA’s Updated Interactive Map

We’re happy to share that we’ve updated our interactive map, making it even more user-friendly and informative. Performance is improved, loading quicker and rendering better on mobile devices. We’ve also added more layers and they are better organized. Remember, the map is always found at the simple address pcta.org/maps

Mount Hood with trails, including the Oregon National Historic Trail and Forest Service recreation sites turned on.

The updated map includes new basemaps with multiple options for imagery, topography, and stylized renditions of the West. We think they’ll better meet your needs, whether you are planning a trip and printing a topo map or making an image to share on social media.

Another significant update is the addition of U.S. Forest Service trails data, as well as other National Scenic and National Historic Trails that the PCT intersects with. You can now explore a vast network of trails beyond just the PCT, providing even more opportunities for exploration.

Three great features on PCTA’s Interactive Map

  1. You can turn on layers that interest you, zoom in, and then send a link to a friend that goes straight to your custom map. Like, here’s where the California National Historic Trail crosses the PCT near in Hoover Wilderness.
  2. One of many layers under the Imagery and Conditions list, the Sentinel-2 Satellite Imagery is incredibly useful at seeing what’s still covered in snow. Here’s the same spot but with Sentinel-2 turned on.
  3. The Indigenous Lands layer provides a dive into the rich worlds of the people past and present whose home the trail passes through. Click and you’ll find links to their current websites, information about their languages, cultures and more.

Though the look and feel of the interactive map has changed a bit, it should be more useful and easier to use. We hope the updated map helps you discover the diverse landscapes and communities that the PCT traverses and recreation opportunities along the trail.

The mountains above Los Angeles and Riverside with snow data turned on.