On this special anniversary year of the Pacific Northwest Trail, it’s easy to appreciate how new and dynamic the trail corridor is. Just ten years ago, President Obama signed into law the Omnibus Public Lands Act of 2009, and the Pacific Northwest Trail became the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail after decades of advocacy work by the Association.
Just as we lead the effort to make on-the-ground improvements to the trail system, PNTA works with key partners to continuously refine our data set and to update it with the most current information available. This year, we’re excited to release our mapset with some major new additions!
The 2019 edition of our Strip Maps includes crucial new waypoints, updated page notes and new field-verified track files that show the newest realignments to the trail corridor. And to better help all of our users plan trips on the Pacific Northwest Trail, we have developed a set of new Overview Maps which describe the trail as 50 consecutive stages. These maps are ideal for trip planning and for “choosing your adventure” by exploring the many popular alternate routes along the trail corridor.
Version 3.0 was published on June, 7th 2019.