Our work

Gifts that Keep on Giving By Robin Wood

On behalf of trail users now and for the generations to come, the Pacific Crest Trail Association extends its sincere thanks to Dr. Wood for his generous support. 

I began seriously hiking in the fall of 1973, although I didn’t recognize it at the time. My girlfriend, now my wife, ... Read more

Oregon Legislature Approves First Funding for Bridge of the Gods

Oregon lawmakers allocated $6 million to support engineering studies focused on preservation and seismic resiliency for the Bridge of the Gods, the official route of the Pacific Crest Trail across the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington.

The March 7 vote is a significant step toward safeguarding the iconic, nearly ... Read more

Hike the Hill 2024: Taking the Trail to Congress!

Hike the Hill 2024: Taking our message to Congress 

The Pacific Crest Trail Association’s most public face comes in the form of the incredible efforts volunteers make to maintain the trail. Crew members from all walks of life and communities coming together to do back-breaking work in scenic landscapes ... Read more

Introducing PCTA’s 2024-2026 Strategic Plan

We’re excited to announce our new 2024-2026 Strategic Plan (PDF view/download link). The plan was written and developed by our communities and partners, and has been the most involved listening process we have ever undertaken. The new plan also includes updated mission and vision statements for the PCTA. So ... Read more