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Pacific Crest Trail is a 2650 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Campo, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from March until November.

Length 2,650.0 mi Elevation gain 429,832 ft Route type Point to Point
Backpacking Camping Hiking Forest Lake Hot springs River Views Waterfall Wildlife Rocky Scramble No dogs
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This is the full end-to-end route of the PCT, traversing from Mexico to Canada via California, Oregon and Washington. Here is a list of each individual segment: CALIFORNIA http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-a-campo-to-warner-springs http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-b-warner-springs-to-highway-10 http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-c-highway-10-to-highway-15-cajon-pass http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-d-highway-15-to-auga-dulce http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-e-agua-dulce-to-tehachapi-pass http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-f-tehachapi-pass-to-walker-pass http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-g-walker-pass-to-crabtree-meadow-mount-whitney http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-h-crabtree-meadow-to-tuolumne-meadow http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-i-tuolumne-meadow-to-sonora-pass http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-j-sonora-pass-to-echo-lake http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-k-echo-lake-to-highway-80 http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-l-highway-80-to-highway-49 http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-m-highway-49-to-belden http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-n-belden-to-burney-falls-state-park http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-o-burney-falls-state-park-to-highway-5-castle-crags http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-p-highway-5-to-etna-summit http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-q-etna-summit-to-seiad-valley http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pct-ca-section-r-seiad-valley-to-highway-5-siskiyou-mountains OREGON http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/oregon/pct-or-section-b-highway-5-to-highway-140-fish-lake http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/oregon/pct-or-section-c-highway-140-to-highway-138-cascade-crest http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/oregon/pct-or-section-d-highway-138-to-highway-58-willamette-pass http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/oregon/pct-or-section-e-highway-58-to-highway-242-mckenzie-pass http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/oregon/pct-or-section-f-highway-242-to-highway-35-barlow-pass http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/oregon/pct-or-section-g-highway-35-to-cascade-locks-bridge-of-the-gods WASHINGTON http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/pct-wa-section-h-cascade-locks-to-highway-12-white-pass http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/pct-wa-section-i-highway-12-to-snoqualmie-pass http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/pct-wa-section-j-snoqualmie-pass-to-stevens-pass http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/pct-wa-section-k-stevens-pass-to-rainy-pass http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/pct-wa-section-l-rainy-pass-to-manning-park-bc

To see a breakdown of segments, check out this list here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/the-pacific-crest-trail

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John Lightfoot
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Rayana Stephens
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Nobo 2014. Perfect trail and great people. Can I go back in time?

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John Muir
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HikingMuddyOver grown

I usually do this trail once a week. It keeps me in shape. The views aren’t very good though. Pretty boring. Also my grandma did the whole thing in her wheelchair. Don’t know what all the hype is. My apple watch said it’s actually 2735 miles. Get it right!

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Thomas Vo
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An incredible experience! I hiked it in 2019, you could check out some of my photos on Instagram :) IG: VoThomas

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Art Brody
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thru- hiked the whole trail in 2016 took me 5.5 months with 39 zeros

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Denise Hoole
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I only got to hike the San Diego County area , my son was supposed to hike the whole trail in 2016!, but unfortunately he passed away in a car crash in December of 2015 . So in his memory I did the hike in San Diego County since I recently moved down here. It’s a very beautiful hike and I applaud everyone who has hike it or getting ready to hike it.

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Vic Hanson
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Hiked it in 2006, took 151 days, an amazing life changing experience.

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Shervin Dashti
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Super easy! My family loves it! Very appropriate for kids!

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Jennifer Mabus
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I DID IT! Woohoo!

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Emma Beech
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**Disclaimer** Definitely more than one lake This trail will ruin you in the best way Worth the 5 months - if you're on the fence... just do the damn thing!

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