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Discover the Best of the West from the Pacific Crest Trail. Stretching from Southern California to Northern Washington, this trail has you touching both ends of the country. With over 2,700 miles of western frontier to explore, the PCT crosses through 25 National Forests and seven National Parks. From the High Sierras in Central California, to the Cascades cruising throughout Washington, this trail provides enough mountain awe to coast on for the rest of your life. From desert plains on the southern end to wet alpine on the northern, the PCT offers a range of ecosystems, which also lends to the small window of opportunities presented to thru-hikers to make the entire journey. 90% of hikers head northbound, starting in late April or early May, and with a little luck, don’t run into any snow travel.
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail