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This interactive map is the next best thing to hiking the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. Check out the trail on seamless topo maps, aerial photos, or fly over the terrain by clicking on the Google Earth link.
It goes from the searing southern
It's a trail of extremes, from the High Sierra, where it crests nine passes over 11,000 feet, including the trail's highest point, 13,180-foot Forester Pass. The lowest point is the Columbia River Gorge at 140 feet. Some sections are within weekend striking distance of millions of people from
Why hike the PCT? For section hikers, select pieces of it rank among the most scenic backpacking trips anywhere. For thru-hikers, the PCT offers arguably the best, most complete long-distance hiking experience on the planet.
From this page, you can click on "Interactive Map" to view the entire PCT. You can zoom in and out, scroll in any direction, and look at topo maps, aerial photos, or a hybrid of both. Want more details on each section? Click on the links under “Trip Details.” And if you sign up for the site's advanced membership, you can view any trip on Google Earth -- and load your own GPS data, photos, video, and sound clips.