The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is the jewel in the crown of America's scenic trails, spanning 2650 miles from Mexico to Canada through three western states. It reveals beauty of the desrt, unfolds the glaciated expanses of the Sierra nevada, and provides commanding vistas of volcanic peaks and glaciers in the Cascade mining sites and evidence of human's endless quest for natural resources. Thousands of hikers and equestrians enjoy this national tresure each year. Some only travel a few miles, while others complete every mile in a single season!

The history of the Pacific Crest Trail started when the route was first explored in the late 1930s by teams of young men from the YMCA. Once proven feasible, trail pioneers Clinton Clarke and Warren Rogers lobbied the federal government to secure a border-to-border trail corridor. they had to settle however, for serveral disconnectind trails along the crest of each state. Largely through the efforts of hikers and equestrians, the PCT was eventually designated one of the first scenic trails in the National Trails System authorized by Congress in 1968, and was dedicated in 1993.

The PCT has five distinct sections, each one having unique climate, geology, flora and fauna. These sections are Southern California, Central California, Nothern California, Oregon, and Washington.