THRU
The Pacific Northwest

THRU | The Pacific Northwest is a groundbreaking new documentary series on Outside Watch that captures the magic of thru-hiking the Pacific Northwest Trail and brings the PNT experience to new audiences around the globe.

Perhaps you’ve found your way to the PNTA after watching the series yourself.

Yours to Explore, Yours to Protect

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For those who have newly found their way to the Pacific Northwest Trail: welcome! The PNT is now yours to enjoy and yours to protect.

Get Involved Hike the PNT

The PNT experience is also unlike many other national scenic trails because it is still in the early stages of its development.

The PNT is a special trail because it traverses some of the wildest remaining places in the lower 48 states.

Learn more about what makes the PNT unique
and how to enjoy the trail safely and responsibly

 Learn about some of the special challenges and sacred responsibilities entrusted to all PNT users

Bears are common along the PNT. Learn about bear spray, food storage, and safety precautions for grizzly bear habitat and help protect bears and the PNT experience for everyone.

Inland Temperate Rainforest

The PNT passes through rugged and varied terrain not found on most trails. Learn more about unique hazards like rock scrambling, bushwhacking or coastal travel before you go. 

Scrambling is Part of the PNT Experience

At this early stage of development, the PNT can be surprisingly difficult to follow without the right tools. Learn how to stay found on your PNT adventure with these maps and resources.

Make the PNT a part of your legacy.

You can show the trail some love and support everything that makes it special by getting involved with the Pacific Northwest Trail Association.

The PNTA is a grassroots organization made up of trail lovers just like you. We created the PNT and helped it earn a place in America’s National Trails System. Today, we manage the trail for everyone to enjoy.

Learn more about PNTA membership and volunteer trail stewardship events on this website. If you have any questions about the PNT, or how to recreate safely and responsibly, please feel free to contact us. We’re here to help. 

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