The Pacific Crest Trail in North America is estimated to be 2650 miles (4267 kilometers) long, and takes 177 days* to complete when hiking at an average of 15 miles (25 kilometers) per day.
This trail is also referred to as the PCT, and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.
It is a linear trail, which means that to do a thru hike, you will have to start and end your hike in different places.
The Pacific Crest Trail has 2 terminuses. Most thruhikers choose to start their hike at the Southern Terminus in Campo, California, United States and end their hike at the Northern Terminus in Manning Park, Washington, United States.
A good day of the year to start this hike from the Southern Terminus is April 1.
The Pacific Crest Trail Association takes on the task of maintaining, improving, and advocating for the Pacific Crest Trail as its trail association.
|Name||Pacific Crest Trail|
|Other Name(s)||PCT, Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail|
|Length||2650 miles (4267 kilometers)|
|Far Out Guide||Pacific Crest Trail Map|
|Trail Association||Pacific Crest Trail Association|
|Terminus A||Southern Terminus, Campo, California, United States|
|Terminus B||Northern Terminus, Manning Park, Washington, United States|
Estimated Total Budget (USD): $8,195.00