New for 2018, The Pacific Northwest Trail Association is proud to announce our partnership with Atlas Guides in the development of a new smartphone hiking guide to the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail.
Turn your smartphone into a powerful navigation tool.
The official hiking app of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association will be available before the 2018 season with the same features and performance hikers and riders have trusted from Guthook Guides, an Atlas Guides project, to navigate six other National Scenic Trails since 2012.
Available for iPhone and Android devices, the new map based smartphone guide app will be produced in collaboration with the PNTA to reflect the latest changes to our dynamic trail corridor.
This powerful new tool will aid in the navigation of the Pacific Northwest Trail when used along with our free, PNTA strip maps. And a portion of every sale will help support the PNTA.
No technology can replace navigation skills–take our free print maps with you too.
Even experienced backpackers are surprised by how challenging it can be to follow the Pacific Northwest Trail. At this early stage of development, most of the PNT is not marked, and the correct combination of paths is usually not obvious. The new Guthook Guide will help hikers and riders stay found on the PNT, but no technology can replace real navigation skills. The PNTA strongly recommends carrying multiple navigation tools and having the knowledge to use them to traverse the Pacific Northwest Trail.
The print and digital versions of our mapset feature the most up-to-date primary route and recommended alternates available. They also include notes to promote responsible trail use, Leave No Trace principles, and to support planning and logistics for long-distance hiking trips.