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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

PCT Days 2023 a Big Success Despite Wildfire Smoke

On August 17-18 thousands of outdoor enthusiasts and hundreds of PCT thru-hikers gathered at the beautiful Cascade Locks Marine Park in the Columbia River Gorge for the 16th annual PCT Days—a celebration of hiking, backpacking, and outdoor stewardship. This year’s event was bigger than ever and featured over 100 ... Read more