Pacific Crest Trail Overview

Fact Sheet

Name:Pacific Crest Trail
Country:The United States of America
Length:2650 miles, 4264
Yes, PCT crest all along the trail
Permit Required?Yes, more info
Best time to start hike?NOBO: Mid-March to Mid-May
SOBO: Late June to July
How long does it take on average?4 to 6 months
Most popular hiking direction?NOBO
Other info?First 700 miles are desert, long water carries may be required.
A bear canister is required through the Sierra Nevada section.

PCT Google Map

Online Resources

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