PCTA Blog

The USDA Forest Service and PCTA will issue long-distance permits for the 2021 Pacific Crest Trail season

The USDA Forest Service has decided to issue long-distance travel permits at normal levels this year on the Pacific Crest Trail.

The decision by the agency, which has overall management responsibility for the trail, comes after in-depth discussions with federal land managers and state recreation officials, other agency partners and ... Read more

PCTA’s Annual Award Winners

The Pacific Crest Trail Association’s annual awards recognize people and partners for their extraordinary dedication to the Pacific Crest Trail.

Below is a summary of those recognized throughout 2020. Some award winners listed were selected in previous years but were unable to be recognized until this year. The PCT will ... Read more

Wanted: Your best PCT photos

Let me cut to the chase. Your photographs help the Pacific Crest Trail Association protect the Pacific Crest Trail, the surrounding landscapes and the hiking and equestrian experience. They are donations to the cause.

It’s no secret that 2020 was a challenging year for the trail and for our community. ... Read more