17 Beautiful Pictures Of The Pacific Crest Trail

Thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail [PCT] is an impressive feat for three reasons:

1. you must prepare the appropriate gear for six different ecozones (forests, deserts, etc.);
2. the elevation ranges from just above sea level to 13,153 ft, i.e. mountains are common;
3. and it takes a long time to finish—at 2,654 miles, the PCT is one of the longest American trails, even longer than the renowned Appalachian Trail.

Of course, these extremes are also what makes the PCT so beautiful and worth hiking. The following photos of amazing vistas and scenic views can make you want to stop everything, fly to California, and spend five months thru-hiking the PCT like a wilderness junkie.

Dawn, Seavey Pass, Yosemite National Park by Steve Dunleavy

Pacific Crest Trail @ Snowgrass by Jeremy Mates

Vasquez Rocks BW by Konrad Summers

Toms Valley from Pacific Crest Trail by Miguel Vieira

Ritter Range, Ansel Adams Wilderness by Steve Dunleavy

Landscape by Jeremy Mates

Latopie, Koenig, and Leavitt Lakes from Pacific Crest Trail by Miguel Vieira

Naches Peak Loop Trail by pfly

Evolution Lake, Kings Canyon National Park by Steve Dunleavy

View from the Pacific Crest Trail by tjk

Bighorn Plateau, Sequoia National Park by Steve Dunleavy

Around The Bend by Aaron Goodwin

Tree Standing by Steve Cyr

Kendall Katwalk - Trail by laffertyryan

Red Mountain from a rocky Pacific Crest Trail by Mike Baxter

Marie Lake, John Muir Wilderness by Steve Dunleavy

Goat Rocks - WA by Douglas LeMoine

 

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