A single trail from the California desert to the Cascades of Washington
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the first national scenic trails, spans 2,650 miles from the Mexican border through California, Oregon, and Washington to the northern terminus on the Canadian border. This famous trail crosses some of the most scenic landscapes of the western U.S., including six national parks, 25 national forests, 48 wilderness areas, the Mojave and Sonoran deserts, the snowcapped Sierra Nevada, and the volcanic Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest.
The PCT Topographic Map Guides are user-friendly and light-weight map booklets printed on rugged waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Laser-focused on the information needed for trail navigation, each two-page map spread includes a detailed topographic map centered on the trail or river. Below the map is a trail elevation profile showing the distance between important trail features and intersections keyed to locations on the map.
Together, the map and trail profile provide a step by step visual guide to navigating the trail or river. The concise front pages include a regional locator map and map legend, plus overview information about the region, descriptions of hikes, seasonality, regulations, and safety guidelines.