Pacific Northwest Trail

The Pacific Northwest Trail in North America is estimated to be 1200 miles (1933 kilometers) long, and takes 80 days* to complete when hiking at an average of 15 miles (25 kilometers) per day.

This trail is also referred to as the PNT, and the Pacific Northwest 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 Northwest Trail has 2 terminuses. Most thruhikers choose to start their hike at the Chief Mountain Customs Parking Area in Browning, Montana, United States and end their hike at the Cape Alava Trailhead in Olympic National Park, Washington, United States.

A good day of the year to start this hike from the Chief Mountain Customs Parking Area is June 15.

The Pacific Northwest Trail Association takes on the task of maintaining, improving, and advocating for the Pacific Northwest Trail as its trail association.


NamePacific Northwest Trail
Other Name(s)PNT, Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail
Length1200 miles (1933 kilometers)
ContinentNorth America
Far Out GuidePacific Northwest Trail Map
Trail AssociationPacific Northwest Trail Association
Terminus AChief Mountain Customs Parking Area, Browning, Montana, United States
Terminus BCape Alava Trailhead, Olympic National Park, Washington, United States

Pacific Northwest Trail Thru Hike Budget Calculator

Thru Hike Budget Calculator
Calculate how much it will cost to thru hike a trail.
1200 / 15 = 80 days to complete the hike
80 days * $35/day = $2800

Estimated Total Budget (USD): $4,800.00

Cade Rosche © 2022
*This data is estimated and should not be relied upon without further research. It is meant as a starting point for hike planning, not as the only information used to plan your thru hike.