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2019 PNT Thru-hikers

If you are planning a long-distance trip on the Pacific Northwest Trail in 2019, please review these resources and programs with the PNTA and our partners. More information and updates will be posted here during the 2019 season. On behalf of all of us at the Pacific Northwest Trail Association, we wish you the best of luck on your Crown-to-Coast Adventure!

Last updated: December 28, 2018 2:00pm

Atlas Guides App for the PNT

PNT Maps for Mobile Devices

Turn your smartphone into a powerful navigation tool with Guthook’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest Trail.

The Pacific Northwest Trail Association is proud to announce our partnership with Atlas Guides in the development of a new smartphone hiking guide to the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. The official hiking app of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association became available in 2018 with the same features and performance hikers and riders have trusted from Guthook Guides, an Atlas Guides project, to navigate six other National Scenic Trails since 2012.

Guthook’s Guide to the PNT is revised annually with input from users and the PNTA and our partners.

complete map set

2019 PNTA Strip Maps

PNTA strip maps are revised annually to show the most up-to-date information about the PNT available. The 2018 edition of our mapset includes over 130 new waypoints to improve the user experience and aid in navigation. It also includes over 60 miles of updated and field-verified track files.

The 2019 version will be published in late spring after trail conditions have been assessed. PNTA will announce opportunities for members to order bulk-printed mapsets at the cost of production before hiking season opens.

2019 Long Distance Hiker Registration

Major issues, such as trail and road closures affecting access to the Pacific Northwest Trail are logged as Trail Alerts. PNT thru-hikers should check for wildfire closures and fire restrictions before visiting each section of trail. In many areas along the trail, campfires and certain camp stoves may be temporarily or permanently restricted due to risk of wildfire.

For thru-hikers and other PNT users who remain in the field for extended periods of time, the PNTA shares Trail Alerts through a free, plain text email system. Subscribe at the link below.

2019 Guidebooks and References

There are multiple guidebooks available for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, available from third-party publishers. These guides are revised annually to share the most up-to-date information about the PNT available. Please note that providing links to these resources does not constitute an endorsement – the PNTA and our partners at the US Forest Service and National Park Service should be considered the primary sources of information for the Pacific Northwest Trail.

The Pacific Northwest Trail Association is now accepting applications for seasonal Trail Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders.

The PNTA is looking for dedicated environmental stewards with a passion for education and working with young people. Crew Leaders must have a strong desire to actively engage in a field-based, trails program that will train, challenge and support participants’ in their work and professional development.

This is an opportunity to protect and enhance America’s newest and wildest National Scenic Trail, work in spectacular Northern Washington and do challenging and meaningful work by providing valuable life experiences for the next generation of outdoor leaders.

Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work:  Olympic National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Crew Leaders are responsible for managing teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Assistant Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work:  Olympic National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Assistant Crew Leaders are responsible for supervising teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work:  Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Crew Leaders are responsible for managing teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Assistant Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Assistant Crew Leaders are responsible for supervising teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work:  Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Crew Leaders are responsible for managing teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Assistant Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work:  Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Crew Leaders are responsible for managing teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work:  Colville National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Crew Leaders are responsible for managing teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Assistant Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work:  Colville National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Crew Leaders are responsible for managing teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Performance Trail Crew Member Positions
The Pacific Northwest Trail Association is now accepting applications for seasonal crew members.

This is an opportunity to help build and maintain America’s newest and wildest National Scenic Trail, and to unplug and spend the summer working outdoors in spectacular wild places. Performance Trail Crew Members help the PNTA make the most of the short trail maintenance season on the Pacific Northwest Trail.

Crew Member

Region of Work:  Olympic Peninsula / Olympic National Forest
Rendezvous Point:  TBD
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: Mid-June – Mid-August, 2019
Positions Available:  4
Recruitment begins:  April 1st
Interviews begin:  May 1st

Performance Trail Crew Members spend the summer outdoors discovering spectacular wild places while working on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT). They are fully compensated for their work and get trained to build and maintain trails while camping out under the stars on the PNT.

A summer spent working on a Performance Trail Crew is a great way to explore a pathway to a lifetime of adventure, or a future career working in the outdoor industry.

Crew Member

Region of Work:  North Cascades / Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Rendezvous Point:  Sedro-Woolley, Washington
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: Mid-June – Mid-August, 2019
Positions Available:  4
Recruitment begins:  April 1st
Interviews begin:  May 1st

Performance Trail Crew Members spend the summer outdoors discovering spectacular wild places while working on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT). They are fully compensated for their work and get trained to build and maintain trails while camping out under the stars on the PNT.

A summer spent working on a Performance Trail Crew is a great way to explore a pathway to a lifetime of adventure, or a future career working in the outdoor industry.

Crew Member

Region of Work:  North Central Washington / Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Rendezvous Point:  Tonasket, Washington
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: Mid-June – Mid-August, 2019
Positions Available:  4
Recruitment begins:  April 1st
Interviews begin:  May 1st

Performance Trail Crew Members spend the summer outdoors discovering spectacular wild places while working on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT). They are fully compensated for their work and get trained to build and maintain trails while camping out under the stars on the PNT.

A summer spent working on a Performance Trail Crew is a great way to explore a pathway to a lifetime of adventure, or a future career working in the outdoor industry.

Crew Member

Region of Work:  Eastern Washington /  Colville National Forest
Rendezvous Point:  Kettle Falls, Washington
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: Mid-June – Mid-August, 2019
Positions Available:  4
Recruitment begins:  April 1st
Interviews begin:  May 1st

Performance Trail Crew Members spend the summer outdoors discovering spectacular wild places while working on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT). They are fully compensated for their work and get trained to build and maintain trails while camping out under the stars on the PNT.

A summer spent working on a Performance Trail Crew is a great way to explore a pathway to a lifetime of adventure, or a future career working in the outdoor industry.

There are no positions at this time. Subscribe to our newsletter or our jobs email list to get job updates from PNTA.

Seasonal Leadership Positions
The Pacific Northwest Trail Association is now accepting applications for seasonal Trail Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders.

The PNTA is looking for dedicated environmental stewards with a passion for education and working with young people. Crew Leaders must have a strong desire to actively engage in a field-based, trails program that will train, challenge and support participants’ in their work and professional development.

This is an opportunity to protect and enhance America’s newest and wildest National Scenic Trail, work in spectacular Northern Washington and do challenging and meaningful work by providing valuable life experiences for the next generation of outdoor leaders.

Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work:  Olympic National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Crew Leaders are responsible for managing teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Assistant Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work:  Olympic National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Assistant Crew Leaders are responsible for supervising teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work:  Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Crew Leaders are responsible for managing teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Assistant Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Assistant Crew Leaders are responsible for supervising teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work:  Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Crew Leaders are responsible for managing teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Assistant Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work:  Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Crew Leaders are responsible for managing teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work:  Colville National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Crew Leaders are responsible for managing teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Assistant Performance Crew Leader

Region of Work:  Colville National Forest
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: May-September, 2019

Crew Leaders are responsible for managing teams of 3-6 youth and young adults on trail maintenance projects in the backcountry which last up to ten days. Some projects may involve working with volunteers or working in the frontcountry. The season typically runs from May-September but may be shorter or longer depending on weather and funding.

Seasonal Crew Member Positions
Performance Trail Crew Member Positions
The Pacific Northwest Trail Association is now accepting applications for seasonal crew members.

This is an opportunity to help build and maintain America’s newest and wildest National Scenic Trail, and to unplug and spend the summer working outdoors in spectacular wild places. Performance Trail Crew Members help the PNTA make the most of the short trail maintenance season on the Pacific Northwest Trail.

Crew Member

Region of Work:  Olympic Peninsula / Olympic National Forest
Rendezvous Point:  TBD
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: Mid-June – Mid-August, 2019
Positions Available:  4
Recruitment begins:  April 1st
Interviews begin:  May 1st

Performance Trail Crew Members spend the summer outdoors discovering spectacular wild places while working on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT). They are fully compensated for their work and get trained to build and maintain trails while camping out under the stars on the PNT.

A summer spent working on a Performance Trail Crew is a great way to explore a pathway to a lifetime of adventure, or a future career working in the outdoor industry.

Crew Member

Region of Work:  North Cascades / Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Rendezvous Point:  Sedro-Woolley, Washington
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: Mid-June – Mid-August, 2019
Positions Available:  4
Recruitment begins:  April 1st
Interviews begin:  May 1st

Performance Trail Crew Members spend the summer outdoors discovering spectacular wild places while working on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT). They are fully compensated for their work and get trained to build and maintain trails while camping out under the stars on the PNT.

A summer spent working on a Performance Trail Crew is a great way to explore a pathway to a lifetime of adventure, or a future career working in the outdoor industry.

Crew Member

Region of Work:  North Central Washington / Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Rendezvous Point:  Tonasket, Washington
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: Mid-June – Mid-August, 2019
Positions Available:  4
Recruitment begins:  April 1st
Interviews begin:  May 1st

Performance Trail Crew Members spend the summer outdoors discovering spectacular wild places while working on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT). They are fully compensated for their work and get trained to build and maintain trails while camping out under the stars on the PNT.

A summer spent working on a Performance Trail Crew is a great way to explore a pathway to a lifetime of adventure, or a future career working in the outdoor industry.

Crew Member

Region of Work:  Eastern Washington /  Colville National Forest
Rendezvous Point:  Kettle Falls, Washington
Type: Full-time, seasonal position
Dates: Mid-June – Mid-August, 2019
Positions Available:  4
Recruitment begins:  April 1st
Interviews begin:  May 1st

Performance Trail Crew Members spend the summer outdoors discovering spectacular wild places while working on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT). They are fully compensated for their work and get trained to build and maintain trails while camping out under the stars on the PNT.

A summer spent working on a Performance Trail Crew is a great way to explore a pathway to a lifetime of adventure, or a future career working in the outdoor industry.

Permanent Staff Positions

There are no positions at this time. Subscribe to our newsletter or our jobs email list to get job updates from PNTA.

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