Common questions

When to hike the PCT?

When to hike the PCT?

Most northbound thru-hikers start the PCT in mid-April through early May. Southbound hikers generally start in late June through early July. Many people want to start early. Beware. Snow covers sections of the trail in the spring and early summer.

What are the sections of the Pacific Crest Trail?

The prettiest sections of the Pacific Crest Trail you can tackle this fall 1. Mount Adams to Mount Rainier, South-Central Washington 2. North Cascades, North-Central Washington 3. The Sierra Nevada, Central California 4. Sky Lakes Wilderness , Central Oregon 5. San Jacinto Peak , Southern California

How far is the Pacific Crest Trail?

The Pacific Crest Trail is a long-distance backpacking and hiking trail that runs 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. I’ve hiked about 4,000 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail in the last six years, including a northbound thru-hike in ’07.

Where is the Pacific Rim Trail?

Located along the western coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, Pacific Rim National Park is a scenic nature reserve of rugged Pacific Ocean coast and temperate rainforests. The 511 square kilometre (197 square miles) park is divided into three areas: the West Coast Trail, the Broken Group Islands and Long Beach.

How long is the California Coastal Trail?

The trail is designed to connect the entire coast of California by forming an extensive hiking trail. When complete, the trail will be 1,200 miles (1,900 km) long—spanning from Oregon to Mexico.

What is a coastal run?

The Coastal Run is a brand new running and walking event taking place from Friday, 9 October to Saturday, 10 October 2020 in Timaru on the east coast of the South Island. This scenic run/walk offers a diverse terrain with packed and loose trails, road and footpath, and a total gradient climb of just over 100m. Distances include: 5k, 10k and Half Marathon, all with running or walking options.