Guidebooks and References

There are multiple guidebooks available for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, and other area trails, available from third-party publishers. Please note that providing links to these resources does not constitute an endorsement – the PNTA and our partners at the US Forest Service and National Park Service should be considered the primary sources of information for the Pacific Northwest Trail.

When choosing a guidebook to the PNT, consider the date of publication. Changes to the trail corridor of the PNT can occur frequently and choosing a guidebook that is revised annually, such as The Pacific Northwest Trail Digest, is recommended.

For information about trail maps of the PNT, visit our maps page.

PNT Guidebooks

Pacific Northwest Trail Digest 2019
Trail Tips and Navigation Notes
By Tim Youngbluth
Pacific Northwest Trail Data Book 2018
Backpack Companion to the Digest
By Tim Youngbluth
Pacific Northwest Trail Town Guide 2019
By Melanie Simmerman
Pacific Northwest Trail Town Guide 2019
Kindle Edition
By Melanie Simmerman
Pacific Northwest Trail Guide, 2001
The Official Guidebook for Long Distance Hikers
By Ron Strickland

Other Books on the PNT

Pathfinder
Blazing a New Wilderness Trail in Modern America
By Ron Strickland
A Hiker’s Philosophy
Learned on the Pacific Northwest Trail
By Alex Maier
Grizzly Bears and Razor Clams
Walking America’s Pacific Northwest Trail
By Chris Townsend
America’s Great Hiking Trails
By Karen Berger and Bart Smith

Regional Guidebooks

Day Hiking Eastern Washington
Kettles – Selkirks Columbia Plateau Blue Mountains
By Rich Landers
Day Hiking North Cascades
Mount Baker, Mountain Loop Highway, San Juan Islands
By Craig Romano
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
National Park/Coastal Beaches/Southwest Washington
By Craig Romano 
100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest
Eastern Washington and Northern Rockies
By Rich Landers
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