Above: A hiker follows the PNT in the Pasayten Wilderness. Photo by Tyler Yates.
Trail Crew Members
Performance Trail Crew Members spend the summer outdoors discovering our scenic public lands while working on the Pacific Northwest Trail. Teams of 3-6 people are guided by certified PNTA Crew Leaders on projects that are fun and challenging.
PNTA is now recruiting crew members for our 2019 season. Join a Performance Trail Crew and spend the summer caring for the PNT.
Hike and Work Outdoors
Unplug and take a break from life as usual; spend the summer outdoors discovering spectacular wild places while working on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail.
Get Paid and Stay Fit
Trail tools are powered by sweat, skill and perseverance. A summer spent working on a trail crew is a great way to stay fit while working at a good paying summer job.
Build Skills for the Outdoors
Get trained to build trails and camp out under the stars. Your pathway to a lifetime of adventure or a future career working in the outdoor industry begins here.
Trail Crew Leaders
Our certified Crew Leaders mentor the next generation of outdoor leaders, training small trail crews to tend trails and guiding them on long backcountry hitches in spectacular wild places.
PNTA is now recruiting crew leaders for our 2019 season. Join a Performance Trail Crew and spend the summer caring for the PNT.
Build on a Legacy
The PNT is both new and old. In 2019, the PNT celebrates its 10th Anniversary as a National Scenic Trail. Your work will leave a lasting contribution to the enhancement of this remarkable trail corridor.
Make a Difference
Share your passion and facilitate meaningful outdoor experiences as a mentor and guide. Help train the next generation of trail stewards and outdoor leaders.
Training and Bonuses
Get basic First Aid/ CPR training and chainsaw and crosscut bucking certifications and more. PNTA provides bonuses for advanced certifications for Wilderness First Aid and First Responder-certified hires.
Thanks to the generous donors to our Youth Crew Heroes campaign and our corporate partners, REI and Hydroflask, PNTA raised over $60,000 for our trail crews in 2018. With your support, we will expand our youth service program with an additional trail crew, enhance our crew leader training program, and update our tool cache for the 2019 season.
Help Outfit our Youth Crews
PNTA is proud to work with corporate partners, like Columbia Sportswear, to help minimize the cost of participation in our free youth service program. Please contact us to learn how in-kind product donations can eliminate economic barriers to participation for our youth crew members’ families. With a long list of gear needed to participate, outdoor retailers can help make this life-changing outdoor experience more accessible for all.