Fifteen scholarships available for youth interested in National Trails System leadership

Fifteen youth scholarships are available for this summer’s National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference in Franklin, TN from June 27th-July 1st, 2015. Join PCTA, the PNTS and many other organizations in the National Trails System.

In order to encourage young adults to become more involved in the National Trails System, ... Read more

Engaging the next generation on the PCT

Last week, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued a Secretarial Order to expand programs that connect America’s young people to the great outdoors.

We’re heavily involved with connecting youth to the great outdoors. In 2013, 39% of the PCT’s 81,000 trail maintenance volunteer hours were accomplished by partnerships, youth ... Read more

The PCT goes to school

Chalk up Tehachapi, Calif., as one of the best trail towns. Middle school teacher Christy “Rockin” Rosander is creating lesson plans and teaching a ten-week course about the Pacific Crest Trail. We’re right alongside her in hoping that more teachers will do the same.

Two classes of 20 5th graders ... Read more

PCT youth Hike the Hill

This is Adam Higelin reporting on my first day volunteering for “Hike the Hill” 2013.  I’m 15 years old and I am a sophomore at Norco High School in southern California.

Our first day was Monday and it definitely came at us quickly. The highlight of my day was getting ... Read more