PCT Hangtag Project

PCT hangtags are distributed to long-distance hikers and horseback riders as a keepsake and a way to encourage people to be personally engaged in protecting the trail and fragile places the trail passes through. 

Hangtags are available in-person at a small number of locations. To get one, you’ll be asked to show your PCT Long-distance Permit and talk with a public lands steward about how you can travel lightly on the land. They are one per-person, are not mailed, and there’s a limited supply. We love that they are popular and understand that we’re not reaching everyone who wants one.

While supplies may run out and plans may change, in 2024 we anticipate that hangtags will be available from:

  • Seasonally from Crest Runners and Rangers most mornings at the Southern Terminus or hiking the southern 100+ miles of the trail, and in early summer in the Southern Sierra.
  • San Jacinto Ranger Station located on the corner of Pine Crest and Highway 243 in Idyllwild.
  • Vasquez Rocks Natural Area and Nature Center at the visitor center which is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center, which is open as conditions allow, usually from late May to mid-October. The Center is located right next to the PCT, about 0.7 miles to the east of the grill and store.
  • Seasonally from backcountry rangers patrolling Crater Lake National Park. They may also be available at the Canfield Ranger Station.
  • Seasonally from Crest Runners near the Northern Terminus.

In the meantime, you can learn more about Leave No Trace and safety on the PCT right on our website.

PCT hangtag

Photo by Michael Zanoni

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