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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The Latest Stories From Our Trail Community

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…

COVID-19 Updates and the PNTA

As is the case around much of the world, confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Washington, Idaho and Montana—including some PNT trailside communities. The president has declared a national emergency and has joined many local officials in recommending that all non-essential gatherings of ten or more people be postponed to help slow the…
Hike the Hill

23rd Annual Hike the Hill Event

Each February, advocates from the Partnership for the National Trails System, the American Hiking Society, and the member organizations and affiliates who represent our 30 national scenic and historic trails assemble in Washington DC to Hike the Hill. This year, the Pacific Northwest Trail Association was represented by Executive Director, Jeff Kish and Senior Consultant,…
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…
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