Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Onyx Peak to Holcomb Ck

Area Status: Open
Image of Natural Historic Trail - Pacific Crest Trail sign

The Pacific Crest Trail extends 2600 miles from Canada to Mexico. Although a few marathon hikers have gone the length in one trip, most take the trail in segments over a period of years. The PCT enters the San Bernardino National Forest in its southern end in the Santa Rosa Mountains. It exits in the northwest part of the forest at Boundary Ridge north of Cleghorn Mountain.

The trail is for horse and foot traffic only; all motorized vehicles and bicycles are prohibited. Entry and exit points are numerous, which makes the trail ideal for short nature walks, half-day hikes or day hikes.

Interested in lending a hand?

Pacific Crest Trail Association

Pacific Crest Trail AssociationVolunteers work on parts of the 2,600 mile long Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) both as trail adopters and through regularly scheduled weekend projects (1-4 days) and service trips (5-10 days). The PCTA, in cooperation with the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and California State Parks, is also the primary source for information about the PCT. For more information, please visit the website for the Pacific Crest Trail Association

Discover the Trail on the PCT Interactive Map (

At a Glance

Fees: U.S. Fee Area LogoAn Adventure Pass or Interagency Pass may be required at PCT trailhead access points.
Restrictions: Pacific Crest Trail Logo No Bicycles on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)!
Information Center:
Mountain Top Ranger District | Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
P.O. Box 69
Fawnskin, CA 92333
1-909-382-2790 Thursday thru Monday. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult


Horse Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities