Pacific Crest Trail: Mexico to Canada

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.
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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.

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It goes from the searing southern California desert to the Pacific Northwest old-growth forest to alpine tundra, passing through six of North America's seven ecozones--all but the Tropical Zone. Unquestionably the most diverse of our classic long trails, the PCT is also, step for step, quite possibly the most beautiful. On its 2,650-mile journey from Mexico to Canada, through three states (California, Oregon, and Washington), seven national parks, 24 national forests, and 34 wilderness areas, it touches a list of iconic places that reads like an inventory of America's natural treasures: Yosemite, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, Crater Lake, and North Cascades; Three Sisters, Alpine Lakes, and Glacier Peak; Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier, and the John Muir Trail. 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 San Diego to Seattle. Other legs are very remote, the 201.5 miles from Kennedy Meadows to Reds Meadow is the longest roadless section of any long trail. In sections, it can be brutally hot and dry for hundreds of miles, while in other stretches you might hit days of hiking across wet snow or slogging through endless rain. And yet, time it right and you can enjoy the most gorgeous mountain weather in the world. 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.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 3287.0

Waypoints

PCT001

Location: 32.589729309082, -116.467002868652

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PCT: CA Section 1, SOUTHERN TERMINUS to BOULDER OAKS CAMPGROUND

PCT002

Location: 32.7318992614746, -116.4833984375

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PCT: CA Section 2, I-8 to LAGUNA MEADOWS

PCT003

Location: 32.8967590332031, -116.447601318359

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PCT: CA Section 3, LAGUNA MEADOW to CA 78

PCT004

Location: 33.097900390625, -116.471900939941

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PCT: CA Section 4, CA 78 to WARNER SPRINGS

PCT005

Location: 33.2731285095215, -116.645401000977

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PCT: CA Section 5, WARNER SPRINGS to CA 74

PCT006

Location: 33.5639305114746, -116.577003479004

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PCT: CA Section 6, CA 74 to I-10

PCT007

Location: 33.9525985717773, -116.665603637695

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PCT: CA Section 7, I-10 to BIG BEAR CITY

PCT008

Location: 34.2907791137695, -116.802597045898

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PCT: CA Section 8, BIG BEAR CITY to CRAB FLATS ROAD

PCT009

Location: 34.2751808166504, -117.05069732666

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PCT: CA Section 9, CRAB FLATS ROAD to CA 138

PCT010

Location: 34.2877197265625, -117.354698181152

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PCT: CA Section 10, CA 138 to I-15

PCT011

Location: 34.3091697692871, -117.470199584961

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PCT: CA Section 11, CAJON JUNCTION to CA 2

PCT012

Location: 34.3618316650391, -117.870300292969

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PCT: CA Section 12, CA 2 to THREE POINTS

PCT013

Location: 34.3426895141602, -117.983497619629

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PCT: CA Section 13, THREE POINTS to AGUA DULCE

PCT014

Location: 34.49462890625, -118.32689666748

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PCT: CA Section 14, AGUA DULCE to ELIZABETH LAKE CANYON

PCT015

Location: 34.6596984863281, -118.460502624512

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PCT: CA Section 15, ELIZABETH CANYON to HIKERTOWN

PCT016

Location: 34.7758483886719, -118.606597900391

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PCT: CA Section 16, HIKERTOWN to TEHACHAPI/WILLOW SPRINGS ROAD

PCT017

Location: 35.052318572998, -118.358299255371

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PCT: CA Section 17, TEHACHAPI/WILLOW SPRINGS ROAD to LANDERS MEADOW

PCT018

Location: 35.445011138916, -118.314498901367

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PCT: CA Section 18, LANDERS MEADOW to WALKER PASS

PCT019

Location: 35.664119720459, -118.03759765625

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PCT: CA Section 19, WALKER PASS to KENNEDY MEADOWS

PCT020

Location: 36.0545501708984, -118.130699157715

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PCT: CA Section 20, KENNEDY MEADOWS to TUOLUMNE MEADOWS

PCT021

Location: 37.8769798278809, -119.353103637695

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PCT: CA Section 21, TUOLUMNE MEADOWS to SONORA PASS

PCT022

Location: 38.3278388977051, -119.637199401855

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PCT: CA Section 22, SONORA PASS to EBBETTS PASS

PCT023

Location: 38.5460205078125, -119.811401367188

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PCT: CA Section 23, EBBETTS PASS to CA 88

PCT024

Location: 38.6945991516113, -119.989303588867

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PCT: CA Section 24, CA 88 to US 50

PCT025

Location: 38.8227691650391, -120.03980255127

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PCT: CA Section 25, US 50 to I-80

PCT026

Location: 39.3421287536621, -120.335800170898

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PCT: CA Section 26, I-80 to SIERRA CITY

PCT027

Location: 39.5800018310547, -120.608299255371

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PCT: CA Section 27, SIERRA CITY to QUINCY-LAPORTE ROAD

PCT028

Location: 39.7822303771973, -120.8916015625

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PCT: CA Section 28, QUINCY-LAPORTE ROAD to OROVILLE-QUINCY HIGHWAY

PCT029

Location: 39.8990287780762, -121.120300292969

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PCT: CA Section 29, OROVILLE-QUINCY HIGHWAY to BELDEN

PCT030

Location: 40.0057716369629, -121.250701904297

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PCT: CA Section 30, BELDEN to HUMBUG SUMMIT

PCT031

Location: 40.1519012451172, -121.435997009277

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PCT: CA Section 31, HUMBUG ROAD to CA 36

PCT032

Location: 40.2616806030273, -121.338996887207

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PCT: CA Section 32, CA 36 to DRAKESBAD RESORT

PCT033

Location: 40.4429016113281, -121.393600463867

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PCT: CA Section 33, DRAKESBAD RESORT to OLD STATION POST OFFICE

PCT034

Location: 40.6511497497559, -121.459602355957

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PCT: CA Section 34, OLD STATION POST OFFICE to BURNEY FALLS

PCT035

Location: 41.0135307312012, -121.650100708008

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PCT: CA Section 35, BURNEY FALLS to GRIZZLY PEAK

PCT036

Location: 41.1388511657715, -121.979598999023

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PCT: CA Section 36, GRIZZLY PEAK to CASTLE CRAGS

PCT037

Location: 41.1624717712402, -122.298500061035

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PCT: CA Section 37, I-5 to GUMBOOT TRAILHEAD

PCT038

Location: 41.2087516784668, -122.519500732422

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PCT: CA Section 38, GUMBOOT TRAILHEAD to CA 3

PCT039

Location: 41.2755699157715, -122.697601318359

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PCT: CA Section 39, CA 3 to CARTER MEADOWS SUMMIT

PCT040

Location: 41.2208518981934, -122.899597167969

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PCT: CA Section 40, CARTER MEADOWS SUMMIT to ETNA SUMMIT

PCT041

Location: 41.39501953125, -122.994102478027

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PCT: CA Section 41, ETNA SUMMIT to SEIDAD VALLEY

PCT042

Location: 41.8443984985352, -123.209800720215

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PCT: CA Section 42, SEIDAD VALLEY to OREGON BORDER

PCT043

Location: 42.003719329834, -122.909896850586

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PCT: OR Section

1, OREGON BORDER to OR 66

PCT044

Location: 42.1299514770508, -122.482696533203

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PCT: OR Section

2, OR 66 to OR 140

PCT045

Location: 42.3957786560059, -122.291397094727

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PCT: OR Section

3, OR 140 to OR 62

PCT046

Location: 42.871280670166, -122.180198669434

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PCT: OR Section

4, OR 62 to OR 138

PCT047

Location: 43.0889205932617, -122.091903686523

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PCT: OR Section

5, OR 138 to OR 58

PCT048

Location: 43.5972213745117, -122.033599853516

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PCT: OR Section

6, OR 58 to ELK LAKE

PCT049

Location: 43.9819984436035, -121.825500488281

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PCT: OR Section

7, ELK LAKE to OR 252

PCT050

Location: 44.261360168457, -121.793296813965

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PCT: OR Section

8, OR 252 to FR 4220

PCT051

Location: 44.7656211853027, -121.787002563477

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PCT: OR Section

9, FR 4220 @ BREITENBUSH LAKE to TIMOTHY LAKE

PCT052

Location: 45.1017684936523, -121.746597290039

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PCT: OR Section

10, TIMOTHY LAKE to TIMBERLINE LODGE

PCT053

Location: 45.3325691223144, -121.710998535156

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PCT: OR Section

11, TIMBERLINE LODGE to CASCADE LOCKS

PCT054

Location: 45.6618309020996, -121.897300720215

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PCT: WA Section

1, CASCADE LOCKS to STABLER

PCT055

Location: 45.8207511901856, -121.913299560547

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PCT: WA Section

2, STABLER to BIG MOSQUITO LAKE

PCT056

Location: 46.1246185302734, -121.753898620605

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PCT: WA Section

3, BIG MOSQUITO LAKE to SHEEP LAKE

PCT057

Location: 46.4530715942383, -121.431396484375

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PCT: WA Section

4, SHEEP LAKE to WHITE PASS

PCT058

Location: 46.6394309997559, -121.388603210449

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PCT: WA Section

5, WHITE PASS to CHINOOK PASS

PCT059

Location: 46.8719902038574, -121.515800476074

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PCT: WA Section

6, CHINOOK PASS to TACOMA PASS

PCT060

Location: 47.2051582336426, -121.310302734375

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PCT: WA Section

7, TACOMA PASS to SNOQUALMIE PASS

PCT061

Location: 47.4226684570312, -121.412002563477

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PCT: WA Section

8, SNOQUALMIE PASS to STEVENS PASS

PCT062

Location: 47.7476997375488, -121.088096618652

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PCT: WA Section

9, STEVENS PASS to KENNEDY RIDGE

PCT063

Location: 48.1223182678223, -121.177101135254

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PCT: WA Section

10, KENNEDY RIDGE to HIGH BRIDGE RANGER STATION

PCT064

Location: 48.3800010681152, -120.838096618652

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PCT: WA Section

11, HIGH BRIDGE RANGER STATION to RAINY PASS

PCT065

Location: 48.5183486938477, -120.732902526855

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PCT: WA Section

12, RAINY PASS to HARTS PASS

PCT066

Location: 48.7211685180664, -120.670196533203

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PCT: WA Section

13, HARTS PASS to CANADA