The Pacific Crest Trail is a National Scenic Trail that runs 2,663 miles (4265km) from the United States-Mexico border through California, Oregon, and Washington, where it reaches its northern terminus at the United States-Canada border. The Pacific Crest Trail is known as a challenging thru-hiking and backpacking route through some of the country’s most spectacular wilderness ranges. The trail generally follows the high route through the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges.

A detailed description of the trail can be found on the PCTA website. Their description of the trail in unparalleled. It includes elevations, cities, towns, lakes and highways along with flora and fauna found at key points along the trail.

The google map below is my own simplified version of the trail. It pinpoints towns which provide for resupplying food and gear, geographical places of interest, mountain passes and an over all view of the trail itself. It can be viewed at full screen by clicking the view larger map option ” [   ] ” on the top right hand corner of the map.

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