Frequently
Asked
Questions

About the Pacific Northwest Trail

The PNT at a Glance
  • Length: ~1,200 miles
  • Orientation: east-west
  • Highest Point: Cathedral Pass, 7,569 feet
  • States: Montana, Idaho, Washington
  • Prime Season: July – September
  • Average Time to Thru-Hike: 68 days
  • Conditions: Easy to Advanced
  • Designated a National Scenic Trail in 2009

About the Trail

Search our knowledge base of common questions about the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. If you can not find an answer here, please can contact us or join the conversation on the PNT Hikers Facebook group.

Trail Information

Activities and Uses

Know Before You Go

Thru-hiking
and Other
Adventures

Basic Information

Are you planning a long-distance trip on the PNT? You can find answers to common questions here and in this article about How to Prepare, written by a thru-hiker. If you can not find an answer here, please can contact us or join the conversation on the PNT Hikers Facebook group.

Long-Distance
Trip Planning

Navigating
the PNT

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