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View an Overview Map of the 1,200 mile, Pacific Northwest Trail
Explore Viewable Strip Maps of Each Section of the PNT
Download Printable Strip Maps of the PNT
Download Georeferenced PDF files for use in GPS-enabled Smartphones from the Avenza Map Store
Learn More About the PNT using an Interactive Map

 


Pacific Northwest Trail Strip Maps


2017 hikers, please note: The PNTA has worked hard to develop an entirely new map set for 2017. These new maps feature the most up-to-date primary route and recommended alternates available. In addition, they include notes to support planning and logistics.

This map set is designed for use with The Pacific Northwest Trail Digest, 2017 Edition, by Tim Youngbluth. The guidebook and map set reference a common set of waypoints. While the most important notes are included on the map pages, Youngbluth provides further detail which aids in navigation, route choice decisions and more. 


Georeferenced PDF Maps


The 2017 maps are available to use in two ways: an annotated print version, and a georeferenced pdf companion set that can be used in the cellphone app Avenza, which uses the device's onboard GPS to show your location on the maps.

Downloads for both the print version, and the Avenza versions are broken into 10 sections below.  You can download the Pacific Northwest Trail - Complete Set for Avenza here.

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Section 1. Rocky Mountains
Glacier National Park to Lake Koocanusa

View Section 1 Strip Maps

Download Section 1 as a printable zip file
Download Section 1 for Avenza



Section 2. Purcell Mountains
Lake Koocanusa to Kootenai River

View Section 2 Strip Maps

Download Section 2 as a printable zip file
Download Section 2 for Avenza.


 

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Section 3. Inland Empire
Kootenai River to Columbia River

View Section 3 Strip Maps

Download Section 3 as a printable zip file
Download Section 3 for Avenza


 

Section 4. Kettle River Range
Columbia River to Sweat Creek CG

View Section 4 Strip Maps

Download Section 4 as a printable zip file
Download Section 4 for Avenza


 

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Section 5. Okanogan Highlands
Sweat Creek to Cold Springs CG

View Section 5 Strip Maps

Download Section 5 as a printable zip file
Download Section 5 for Avenza


 

Section 6. Pasayten Wilderness
Cold Springs CG to Ross Lake

View Section 6 Strip Maps

Download Section 6 as a printable zip file
Download Section 6 for Avenza


 
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Section 7. North Cascades to Salt Water
Ross Lake to Oyster Dome

View Section 7 Strip Maps

Download Section 7 as a printable zip file
Download Section 7 for Avenza



Section 8. Puget Sound
Oyster Dome to Admiralty Head

View Section 8 Strip Maps

Download Section 8 as a printable zip file
Download Section 8 for Avenza


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Section 9. Olympic Mountains
Port Townsend to Bogachiel River

View Section 9 Strip Maps

Download Section 9 as a printable zip file
Download Section 9 for Avenza

Section 10. Pacific Ocean Wilderness Beach
Bogachiel River to Cape Alava

View Section 10 Strip Maps

Download Section 10 as a printable zip file
Download Section 10 for Avenza

 


Printing Instructions


For printing, download the zip files from each section. Due to their high resolution, these maps can be printed full size at 11" x 14" or at 8.5" x 11". Most thru-hikers use a commercial printer to produce their maps. Be sure to inquire about water-resistant paper options and consider double-sided printing to save carried weight.

Home printing instructions for Letter size paper (8.5" x 11"): download and unzip the file and open in the latest version of Adobe Acrobat. In the print dialog box for 'Page Sizing & Handling,' select either Fit or Custom Scale, and set the value to 52%. Under 'Orientation,' select Auto Portrait/ Landscape.

Questions about the PNTA's map set can be sent to: maps@pnt.org.

Please send us your comments about the PNTA's mapset here.  


Pacific Northwest Trail Interactive Map


Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Trail interactive map.  This tool is a great way to help you plan your trip on the PNT.

Explore the different basemap and overlay menus by clicking on the ‘osm Open Street Map’ button in the top right.  The red line is the congressional route of the Pacific Northwest Trail*  The purple lines note alternate routes.

The map currently displays the ‘Open Street Map’ basemap and the Wilderness via UMT overlay.  To change basemap, simply select another option from the ‘Basemaps’ menu. To view another overlay, click an option from the ‘Overlays’ menu turn on and off. An overlay is selected when you see a number to its left. The higher the number, the closer the overlay to the top. For some overlays you can only see the attribute data for the overlay that is on top.  

Different overlays require different levels of zoom. Some, such as USFS recreation and Wa State Park require extreme zoom. Others, such as USA Weather Radar and Fire Perimeter may be best viewed when the map is zoomed out. For more information about the map, the basemaps and overlays, click 'About this Map'. 

Some overlays show data that may or may not be current.  Always check with your local land management agency before heading out.*


This map was created by GMAP4.  Click here to open the map in full screen. 

*This map represents the congressional route of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. The route is subject to change due to trail closures and re-routing.  Not all hikers use this route.   

 *This map is not for navigation or safety purposes and is for informational use only.  Always check with local land management agencies for up to date information on trail closures, stream crossings, fire perimeters and other safety concerns.


These maps are provided freely for the non-commercial use of Pacific Northwest Trail users. If you you find these maps useful, we encourage you to make a donation. Be aware that trail condition and route changes may occur that aren't reflected on these maps.