Above: Northwest Peak Lookout in the Kootenai National Forest. Photo by Tyler Yates.
In 2017, the PNTA produced an entirely new set of trail maps. Thanks to an enormous effort by staff and volunteers, together we worked to compile and refine the centerline data for the PNT and to developed a 146 page annotated georeferenced PDF mapset for trail users.
The new map set increased accessibility with easy-to-read, detailed map pages, and promoted responsible trail use and Leave No Trace principles with embedded page notes.
Revised annually, the latest version of our mapset features the most up-to-date primary route and recommended alternates available, anywhere. PNTA strip maps also include notes to support planning and logistics for long-distance hiking trips.
PNTA maps are designed for use with The Pacific Northwest Trail Digest, 2017 Edition, by Tim Youngbluth. The guidebook and mapset reference a common set of waypoints. While the most important notes are included on the map pages, Youngbluth provides more detail to help in navigation, route choice decisions, and much more.
2017 PNTA Strip Maps
Complete PNT Mapset
Glacier National Park to Cape Alava
Montana-Washington, 1217 miles (1,959 km)
The PNTA mapset is currently being revised for the 2018 hiking season. When it is finished, it will be published here. 2017 maps, shown below, can be viewed or downloaded one section at a time.