“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
This video shows the entirety of a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike from the US/Mexico border to the US/Canada border across 2,660 mi / 4,200 km through California, Oregon, and Washington.
Facts About The Pacific Crest Trail From Pacific Crest Trail Association.
The trail spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through three western states: California, Oregon and Washington.
- It starts near Campo, CA and ends on the US border at Manning Provincial Park in British Columbia.
- First proposed by Catherine Montgomery in 1926 and championed by Clinton C. Clarke in the 1930s.
- Designated as one of the first National Scenic Trails in 1968, along with the Appalachian Trail.
- Crosses 26 National Forests, 7 National Parks, 5 State Parks and 4 National Monuments.
- Approximately 200 miles of the PCT are on private land.
- Hundreds of thousands of people use the trail each year.
- It takes the average thru-hiker about five months to walk the entire trail. They leave Mexico in April or May and reach Canada at the end of September. Fewer than 5% of hikers go southbound.
- The trail is a hiker and equestrian trail. A small number of hardy horseback riders have ridden the entire trail.