Supporters like you can truly make a difference in the future of the Pacific Northwest Trail and in all of the lives it touches.
The Parks For All Program helped to make Crew Leader Training possible

Above:  Trail crew leaders and staff pose for a photo during our annual crew leader training event in 2019. Each season, we recruit local youth and young adults to spend the summer outdoors working in service to the 1200 mile Pacific Northwest Trail system and our public lands. 

Even a small gift can help support our mission and protect the trail for generations to come.

Become an Annual PNTA Member, renew, or give a Gift Membership in honor or in memory of someone.

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Your gift helps support trail stewardship programs for local youth and recreational opportunities for one and all.

Crew Leader, Forest Reeves returned for a 5th season with PNTA.
Trail Work

Along the 1,200 mile trail system, we engage and partner with a wide variety of organizations in the stewardship of the trail. And our Performance Trail Crews employ local youth and young adults in the maintenance and construction of the PNT.

Bear Track
Trail Information

We improve access to the PNT by offering free trail maps and critical trip planning information. Educating our users about key regulations and Leave No Trace principles helps to protect the experience, wildlife and our public lands for future generations to enjoy.

Quilcene Ranger Corps Trail Crew
Youth Service Programs

For three decades, we have administered programs which engage local youth and young adults in service to our public lands. Today, young people across the Northwest learn trail stewardship skills while working to maintain the PNT.


Decades of advocacy by the Pacific Northwest Trail Association earned the Pacific Northwest Trail a place in our National Trails System. Today, we are working to permanently protect the trail corridor of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail.

Volunteers on the Pasayten Wilderness
Volunteer Coordination

PNTA partners with a wide variety of trail maintaining organizations, like the Back Country Horsemen of America and coordinates large scale volunteer trail maintenance and construction projects on our scenic public lands in the Northwest.


For over 40 years, we have lead the effort to create a world-class hiking trail spanning from the Rockies to the Pacific. Today, we work to enhance the PNT with trail relocation programs, improved signage and to ensure access to the trail corridor.

What Folks are Saying

-Liz “Snorkel” Thomas, 2017 PNT thru-hiker

-Mike Dawson PNTA staff 2001-04, PNNST Federal Advisory Council, PCTA Director of Trail Operations 2004-18

-John Waldrop, 2016 PNT Thru-hiker