Congress assigned the US Forest Service as the lead federal agency for managing the Pacific Crest Trail. The Forest Service partners with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, California State Parks, and the Pacific Crest Trail Association, as well as numerous local and state governments to coordinate the management and operation of the trail. Jurisdiction for managing segments of the PCT has been divided among the federal land agencies according to where PCT sections are located.
Contact information for agencies managing sections of the PCT can be found here.
Volunteering and Getting Involved
The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) is the Forest Service's major nonprofit partner in managing the trail. The PCTA's website provides a wealth of information for volunteering for the trail, planning a trip, checking on current trail conditions, or obtaining maps and other items. A PCTA representative can be reached at (916) 285-1846, or from contact information below: