Pacific Crest Trail Information & Route Changes

This National Scenic Trail traverses 2,665 miles connecting  Mexico to Canada.

New Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Route Change

The U.S. Forest Service and Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) have worked cooperatively to ensure that hikers and equestrians receive the best information available for PCT reroutes. Regrettably, the Station Fire on the Angeles National Forest impacted approximately 37 miles of trail and finding an acceptable reroute has turned out to be complicated due to the magnitude of the burn and our mutual desire to minimize road walk. Unfortunately, the reroute which was just posted by the PCTA proved to be in an area that was recently determined to have continued hazards. Therefore, it became clear that the initial reroute was no longer an option and we requested that the PCTA website reflect this notice immediately — fortunately, they were able to post the new reroute on their website within 24 hours of our request. We appreciate their quick response and we are truly sorry for any confusion this may have caused.

Williamson Rock PCT Detour Information

Follow this link to more information on the Williamson Rock  Temporary Endangered Species Closure and Pacific Crest Trail detour information.

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,665 mile hiking and equestrian trail stretching from Mexico to Canada. In 1932, Clinton Clarke of Pasadena proposed that the Forest Service and the National Park Service connect high country trails already existing within California, Oregon and Washington, to create a single, continuous route from border to border. The PCT overlaps many of the Angeles National Forest trails.  While some hikers and a few equestrians do travel the entire trail in one season, many more explore it in shorter segments via day trips, on weekends or several weeks at a time. Visitors come from around the world to explore this most diverse and scenic trail.

The Pacific Crest Trail Association

is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the use and protection of the Pacific Crest Trail so as to reflect its world-class significance for the enjoyment, education and adventure of hikers and equestrians. The Association is the primary source for information on the PCT including books, guidebooks, maps, condition reports, videos and permits. They also sponsor a wide variety of public service volunteer projects and programs in cooperation with their agency partners (USDA-Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, California State Parks) and others. You may reach them either at the web site shown above, or contact:

Pacific Crest Trail Association
5325 Elkhorn Blvd. #256
Sacramento, CA 95842
(916) 349-2109
FAX 1-916-349-1268