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Welcome to the Pacific Crest Trail community! The trail is more than a ribbon of dirt, it’s a shared experience and place that binds us together. For many, the PCT holds the promise of a second home and strong and new friendships. Off the trail, our community remains connected. Whether you are stopped in the street because of a PCT sticker on your car or an emblem on your sweatshirt, join the online discussion, participate in the PCT volunteer community or socialize at events, we welcome you to the fold.

We’ve got two fantastic ways right on this website to join in on the fun. Check out The Journalist for people’s blog posts and #PacificCrestTrail Live for images and tweets. Don’t just observe. Leave a comment, give a “like” or send a tweet!

If you want to talk trail, or merely have a question, we recommend the following venues.

Do you have an online journal about your time on the Pacific Crest Trail? Submit it to our database and read other people’s stories.


Please “like” us on the Pacific Crest Trail Association Facebook page! It’s one of the best ways to stay up-to-date on PCT information.

To interact with the incredible PCT community, join our official PCT Facebook groups:


The Pacific Crest Trail subreddit is a great, thriving discussion board for the trail.


We’re on Twitter @PCTAssociation. It’s a great way to connect with us. We tend to use the #PacificCrestTrail hashtag and share exclusive things that don’t get published anywhere else. Unfortunately, the #PCT hashtag is crowded with a lot of non-trail related things.


We’re on Instagram @PCTAssociation. It’s really fun. As on Twitter, we use the #PacificCrestTrail hashtag primarily. Tag your photos #PCTig to give us permission to regram them.

JMT discussion

Join our John Muir Trail Facebook Group.

Unless it’s specifically stated, the PCTA does not own or manage some of these social media channels.  

Thru-hikers snack and chat in the Sierra Nevada. Photo by Brandon White

Thru-hikers snack and chat in the Sierra Nevada. Photo by Brandon White

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