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Trail Towns and Resupply

The Pacific Northwest Trail travels to many friendly, scenic communities that are fun to visit whether you are thru-hiking the trail or just out for a day or two. From rugged mountain towns, to historic seaside cities, the diverse communities visited by the trail provide a peek into the lifestyles unique to the Northwest.

If you’re thru-hiking the PNT, your path will wend across wilderness landscapes and onto historic main streets — many of these trail towns fall directly on the trail corridor. Others are short distance away.

Resupply and Trip Planning

Before a long-distance trip, many thru-hikers create a resupply plan as part of a trip itinerary that estimates when they expect to arrive at each town, and how they will resupply food, fuel, and other items for the next section of trail. You can download the chart below to help plan yours.

There are two basic options for resupply: to mail a resupply package to a trail town in advance of your trip, or to purchase food and other items along the way. Both options have advantages and disadvantages in terms of convenience and cost-savings. Many hikers like to shop local to help benefit the communities that help support the PNT.

The services offered in each trailside community will vary and this will also be a factor in your decision. Melanie Simmerman’s PNT Town Guide is a helpful resource in resupply planning. It describes the services offered in each town, and has up-to-date information on which businesses accept resupply packages, and how much they charge for that service. Other PNT guidebooks are listed here

Pacific Northwest Trail Resupply Planner

Mileage, Primary Route
Trailside Communities & Resources
Distance from the PNT (mi)
PNT Section
Eastbound Westbound on trails on roads
East Glacier (Amtrak Station) 97 or 66.7
1227 0 Eastern Terminus, Chief Mountain Customs 0 0 1
1172 55 Polebridge, MT 0 0 1
1094 133 Eureka, MT 0 0 1
1088 139 Rexford, MT 0.2 1
1037 190 Yaak, MT 0 7.3 2
998 229 Fiest Creek Falls Resort, ID 0 0.3 2
967 260 Bonners Ferry, ID 0 15 3
877 350 Metaline Falls, WA 0 0 3
831 396 Northport, WA 0 0 3
801 426 Orient, WA 0 3.9 4
787 440 Curlew, WA (Deer Creek Summit CG) 0 10.7 4
761 466 Republic, WA (Sherman Pass) 0 17.5 4
734 493 Republic, WA (Hwy 21) 0 9.5 4
711 516 Republic, WA (Sweat Creek TH) 0 8.7 4
689 538 Bonaparte Lake Resort, WA 0 0.6 5
644 583 Omak, WA (Whistler Canyon TH) 0 38.5 5
641 586 Oroville, WA 0 0 5
616 611 Loomis, WA 0 2.3 6
490 737 Mazama, WA (East Bank TH) 0 41.6 6
490 737 Winthrop, WA (East Bank TH) 0 54.3 6
483 744 Ross Lake Resort, WA 0.3 0 7
433 794 Glacier, WA (Hannegan Pass Rd) 0 13.2 7
433 794 Bellingham WA (Hannegan Pass Rd) 0 48.7 7
390 837 Concrete, WA (Koma Kulshan Guard Station) 0 11.5 7
Sedro-Woolley, WA (via alternate routes) 22.5 11.5 7
355 872 Hamilton, WA (Les Hilde Trail) 1.2 3.4 7
345 882 Lyman, WA (Pipeline Road) 0.1 1.7 7
307 920 Alger, WA 0 0.7 7
304 923 Bellingham, WA (Squires Lake TH) 0 11 7
290 937 Bow / Edison 0 0 8
268 959 Anacortes, WA 0 0 8
243 984 Oak Harbor, WA 0 3 8
228 999 Coupeville, WA 0 2.4 8
219 1008 Port Townsend, WA 0 0 9
157 1070 Port Angeles, WA (Hurricane Rige VC) 0 19 9
60 1167 Forks, WA 0 5.4 9
20 1207 La Push, WA 0 0.1 10
0 1227 Western Terminus, Cape Alava 0 0 10
Ozette, WA 3.2 0
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