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Eagle Creek Trail, Popular PCT Alternate, Reopens After 3 Years

Eagle Creek Trail, Popular PCT Alternate, Reopens After 3 Years

Oregon's Eagle Creek Trail (ECT), a popular PCT alternate in the Columbia River Gorge, reopened last Thursday following a three-year fire closure.  This is the second attempt at reopening the...

Jul 8, 2021 : Alexa Dunn
Strawbridge Family of Six Completes Triple Crown

Strawbridge Family of Six Completes Triple Crown

Vince and Monica Strawbridge, along with their kids, Georgie - 14, Henry - 15, June - 17, and Aiden - 19, completed their Triple Crown on June 21st, 2021 with...

Jul 7, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Inyo Creek Fire Closes Whitney Portal, Hikers Evacuated

Inyo Creek Fire Closes Whitney Portal, Hikers Evacuated

Hikers are being evacuated from Whitney Portal trailhead near the community of Lone Pine due to a wildfire in the area. The Inyo Creek Fire was discovered southeast of the...

Jun 22, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Hiker Dies on PCT Near Paradise Valley Cafe Amid Record Heatwave

Hiker Dies on PCT Near Paradise Valley Cafe Amid Record Heatwave

A hiker died on the Pacific Crest Trail just south of Highway 74 on Wednesday amid triple-digit temperatures. Firefighters were dispatched to the trail in Riverside County, near the community...

Jun 18, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Scout and Frodo will not host PCT hikers in San Diego in 2021

Scout and Frodo will not host PCT hikers in San Diego in 2021

Barney and Sandy Mann, aka Scout and Frodo, have decided not to host Pacific Crest Trail hikers for the 2021 season, due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Feb 3, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
2021 PCT Long-distance Permits Will be Issued; Portal to Open January 19

2021 PCT Long-distance Permits Will be Issued; Portal to Open January 19

The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) announced on January 5 that 2021 PCT Long-distance Permits will be issued at normal levels starting January 19th at 10:30 am PT. The decision...

Jan 5, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Most of PCT Closed in California and Oregon, Warning Issued for Washington as Fires Rage Across West

Most of PCT Closed in California and Oregon, Warning Issued for Washington as Fires Rage Across West

Wildfires spreading ferociously across the West have shut down national forests and most of the Pacific Crest Trail in California and Oregon. Fires are also threatening the trail in

Sep 7, 2020 : Kelly Floro
How to Support Small Businesses on the AT, PCT, and CDT

How to Support Small Businesses on the AT, PCT, and CDT

Here at The Trek, we've been working on finding a way to support our small-town communities and businesses that depend on the annual influx of hikers. Below we've linked several...

Apr 22, 2020 : Sydney Brehm
Forest Service Says PCT Permit Holders Can no Longer Complete Thru-Hike on Public Lands

Forest Service Says PCT Permit Holders Can no Longer Complete Thru-Hike on Public Lands

(Updated 12:30 p.m. MT, April 1) Director of Communications and Marketing for the PCTA, Scott Wilkinson has stated: "What we're now telling the hiking community is to stay off the...

Mar 31, 2020 : The Editors
Trail-Related Closures, Reopenings Due to COVID-19

Trail-Related Closures, Reopenings Due to COVID-19

(Updated 7 a.m.. MT, May 28) The Trek is committed to providing the latest news on trail-related closures, postponements, and cancellations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you know of...

Mar 18, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans