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P3 Hiker J.J. King finds inspiration and kindness on the trail

the PCT in Southern California

J.J. King is one of our ten P3 Hikers on the trail this summer. Currently around Agua Dulce, J.J. recently sent us these initial impressions of his thru-hike. A retired captain in the Navy Medical Corps, J.J. is also a seasonal ranger with the National Park Service. Read more about ... Read more

Many thanks to our Congressional supporters

When we join with other trail groups in February for our annual Hike the Hill visits with members of Congress and their staffs, one of the most important things we talk with them about is the Land and Water Conservation Fund and why it’s crucial to the National Trails System.... Read more

Welcome to Our New Partner Sierra Trading Post!

The Pacific Crest Trail Association has a vision for the future of the trail—where the PCT is world-renowned for offering a rare opportunity to travel through exceptionally scenic, remote, primitive landscapes. But we don’t create this future alone. We rely on many partners to make it happen. Members and donors ... Read more

Landers Meadow in the news

Help save Landers Meadow, a special place along the Pacific Crest Trail.

Your efforts to protect the Pacific Crest Trail are being noticed.

On Wednesday, Ezra Romero of Valley Public Radio, the National Public Radio station for Central California, interviewed PCTA Executive Director and CEO Liz Bergeron about the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s recently completed campaign to save Landers Meadow.

Through more ... Read more

A great time at Trail Dirt Live in Portland

Liz Bergeron, left, and Regional Representative Dana Hendricks, right, congratulate Ed Wilson on being named Trail Maintainer of the Year for the Columbia Cascades region. Photo by Frank Gorshe.

The PCTA recognized two of its outstanding trail maintainers during the July 22 Trail Dirt Live event at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel. About 85 people attended to hear about the work you are doing to maintain and protect the trail.

The Regional Maintainer of the Year award went ... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton