Celebrating 50 years of the PCT
as a National Scenic Trail.

About us


The staff of the PCTA.

The Pacific Crest Trail Association is a fraternity of trail lovers at its core. From across the country and the world, our members travel to the mountain ranges of the American West to beat back brush and restore this trail.

From shore to shore, we champion the needs of the Pacific Crest Trail. We are an eclectic band of trail junkies, for sure. But we are so much more. We are dedicated to the notion that our hard work to protect, preserve and promote this National Scenic Trail is a precious gift to future generations. We are the Pacific Crest Trail.

Our mission, vision and values

We are a non-profit singularly focused on preserving, protecting and promoting the PCT. Read about what drives us.


Constantly in motion, our staff of professionals is widely recognized as leaders in the world of trails. Meet the Staff.

Regional offices

In five towns along the trail, our regional staff manages the trail. See where they are.

Board of Directors

Highly capable and qualified, our Board of Directors works tirelessly to oversee and guide our work. Meet the Board.

Financials, reports and plans

Document central! We’re extremely effective and care a lot about transparency. See our financial statements, strategic planning documents  and annual reports.

PCT jobs

Looking to join the team? We hire passionate, hard-working people. Look for jobs.


Want to work on a trail crew? Look for trail projects in your area.

Regional groups

From Mexico to Canada, groups of volunteers band together to maintain the trail. The trail exists because of these champions. Read their story.

Our history

Our roots stretch as deep as the trail is long. We were born with the trail. Take a trip through our history.

Contact us

1331 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA 95833
t. 916 285 1846
f. 916 285 1865
[email protected]

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Photo by: Henrik Frederiksen