Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

The mountains and wildflowers along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail at sunrise, photo by Bob Wick

Designated for its scenic significance, Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail spans California desert valleys to Northwestern rain forests, offering hikers and equestrians a wide variety of climate and terrain. It crosses California, Oregon, and Washington, with starting points in Canada and Mexico. The Pacific Crest has the greatest elevation change of any of the National Scenic Trails, from near sea level to the crest of the Sierra and Cascade mountain ranges.

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Congressional Designation
Created: October 2, 1968
Length:  233 miles 

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