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

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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.

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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.

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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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A PNTA Trail Crew hikes to a worksite on the Mt Baker-Snoqualmie NF in 2019.

Five Projects That Made the PNT Even Better in 2020

As one of America’s youngest National Scenic Trails, the Pacific Northwest Trail is loved for being a little rough around the edges. Compared to the longer-established “triple crown” trails many decades its senior, the AT, PCT and CDT seem polished to natural perfection. Although many of today’s visitors find charm and adventure in the Pacific…
Park Butte

Partnerships Restore the PNT at Park Butte

Above: Mt Baker and the Park Butte Lookout. Photo by Andy Porter.    Have you visited Park Butte?  Many different adventures begin on this special part of the Pacific Northwest Trail. With its gentle grade and spectacular views, it’s no wonder that it’s among the most cherished destinations on the Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The…

Meet Our 2020 Crew Leaders

Get to know the dedicated trail crew leaders who lead PNTA Performance Trail Crews.  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 hitches in spectacular wild places while working on the 1,200 mile Pacific Northwest National Scenic…

Our Field Season Begins

Before summer officially begins and visitors return to the remote reaches of the Pacific Northwest Trail, PNTA staff come together for our annual crew leader training event, an important preseason milestone for the Association. The annual week-long training event was done a little differently this year. Over the past months, PNTA staff have devoted considerable…

Guidance for Visiting the PNT in the 2020 Season

For over forty years, our trail community has helped the PNTA to create and maintain the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, a world-class pathway that provides much needed opportunities for ALL to get outdoors and explore the scenic public lands across the Northwest. This year, traveling outside of our hometowns to enjoy the trail involves…
The PNT in Montana

US Forest Service Accepting Applications for the PNNST Advisory Council

Since the very beginning, local stakeholders have had a seat at the table in the development of the Pacific Northwest Trail. The US Forest Service and Pacific Northwest Trail Association are seeking volunteers to help shape the future of the trail by serving on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council. Applications will be…