America’s Wildest Trail is Yours to Explore and Yours to Protect

Plan Your Trip

From the Continental Divide to the Pacific, this 1,200 mile path is high for the views and long on adventure, ranking among the most scenic and rugged long-distance trails in the world.  Whether you have two hours or two months to explore, the PNT offers something for everyone.

Stay Informed

The PNT is among our newest National Scenic Trails. Learn how the PNTA and our partners are working to build a better PNT, today. Find out what you can do to get involved and to help permanently protect the trail for generations to come.

Make a Difference

Our members, volunteers, and trail crews, all make a difference by contributing to the Pacific Northwest Trail Association.  There are many fun ways to get involved and support trail stewardship and outdoor recreation in the Northwest.

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The Latest Stories From Our Trail Community

Boundary Trail Pasayten Wilderness

Clearing a Path Through the Pasayten

How PNTA and our partners battled blowdowns and years of wildfire damage to restore access to the Boundary Trail in the Pasayten Wilderness Pressed up against the jagged peaks that guard our northern border between the arid Okanogan and the glacier-clad ranges of the North Cascades lies the 531,000-acre Pasayten Wilderness. Like all designated wilderness…
Six Moon Designs Donation

Six Moon Designs Donation

On August 18th, 2019, Six Moon Designs, manufacturers of lightweight, high-quality, affordable backpacking equipment, made a generous donation of outdoor gear to the Association’s Performance Trail Crew program.  With new lightweight backpacks and tents, the youth and young adults who served on our backcountry trail crews this season were better equipped to reach remote worksites…
PNTA Performance Trail Crew

Meet Our 2019 Performance Trail Crews

Meet the six hard-working trail crews that spend the summer working on the Pacific Northwest Trail. Our Performance Trail Crews are seasonal trail maintenance and construction teams that keep the Pacific Northwest Trail open for everyone to enjoy. Each season, we train youth and young adults from trailside communities to tend trails and camp out in…

Meet Our 2019 Crew Leaders

  Get to know the nine dedicated trail crew leaders who lead our Performance Trail Crews. Each week, we’ll introduce a new member of our team in this blog! During our short summer season, our crew leaders mentor and train youth and young adults who serve on our trail crews, guiding them on long backcountry…
The Parks For All Program helped to make Crew Leader Training possible

Preparing for the Season Ahead

  Each spring, before the trail melts out on the high passes or the first log of the season is cut, Pacific Northwest Trail Association staff come together for our annual crew leader training. This year’s training was held a short distance from the Pacific Northwest Trail at Camp Ortoha, a youth camp nestled among…
10 year anniversary

Celebrating Ten Years as a National Scenic Trail

WASHINGTON – MARCH 30: Flanked by, (L-R) Rep. Parker Griffith (D-AL), Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA), Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT), and Matthew Reeve, son…