Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT ) is a 4240 km long distance hiking trail in the western U.S. from the Mexican to the Canadian border. He crosses it through the Sierra Nevada in California, at times he is with the John Muir Trail identical. He then runs over the ridge of the Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington. The road is one of the National Scenic Trails.

Every year try to between 300 and 400 long-distance hikers, called Thru - Hiker in this way. In addition, numerous hikers hike the various national parks through which the Pacific Crest Trail runs.

Starts in Campo, Southern California. 32 km later you can on the last weekend in April at the "Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off " ( ADZPCTKO ) attend an important kick-off event for hikers who want to complete the PCT in full length now or in the future.

The trail is adjacent to the Appalachian Trail and the Continental Divide Trail one of the so-called Triple Crown ways. Hikers who have gone all three ways during their lifetime, received the " Triple Crowner ".