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.
Become a Sustaining Member and automatically renew your annual commitment to the PNT.
Your gift helps support trail stewardship programs for local youth and recreational opportunities for one and all.
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.
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.
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.
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
“More than any long trail I’ve hiked before, the PNT showed me how important it is for hikers, volunteers, professionals, local communities, and land managers to come together and show love for our trail system. Without our love, they will be underfunded, neglected, and will disappear. Many thanks to all those whose work has breathed life into Ron Strickland’s dream and who continue to make it better and better.”
-Liz “Snorkel” Thomas, 2017 PNT thru-hiker
“This is a critical time in the development of the PNT. Your donation goes a long way in helping PNTA make this great trail the best that it can be.”
-Mike Dawson PNTA staff 2001-04, PNNST Federal Advisory Council, PCTA Director of Trail Operations 2004-18
“Hiking the PNT was an amazing adventure and a wonderful Americana experience. A huge thank you to everyone, past and present, who developed, maintained and supported this unique route. May it continue to be shared and enjoyed by many for years to come!”
-John Waldrop, 2016 PNT Thru-hiker