Pacific Crest Trail

From the Mexican Border to the Canadian Border!


 Pacific Coast Trail

 



During the past few years our Warner Springs Community Resource Center, Warner Springs and our majestic Eagle Rock have been “put on the map” because of their proximity to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). 

Over 2,000 “thru-hikers” from all over the world passed through the Center during April and May of 2016

While the Warner Springs Community Center is currently unable to offer cooked meals at the facility, we do offer camping, "bucket showers,", bathroom facilities and an extensive re-supply store with pre-packaged food.   

The gripping best seller book "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed and the movie with Reese Witherspoon has increased interest in the PCT and has made our community center a staging area for Southern Californian hikers and tourists throughout the year.




About the PCT

PTC organization: http://www.pcta.org/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Crest_Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail (commonly abbreviated as the PCT, and occasionally designated as the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail), is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail closely aligned with the highest portion of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges, which lie 100 to 150 miles (160 to 240 km) east of the U.S. Pacific coast. The trail's southern terminus is on the U.S. border with Mexico, and its northern terminus on the U.S.Canada border on the edge of Manning Park in British Columbia, Canada; its corridor through the U.S. is in the states of CaliforniaOregon, and Washington.

The Pacific Crest Trail is 2,663 mi (4,286 km) long and ranges in elevation from just above sea level at the Oregon–Washington border to 13,153 feet (4,009 m) at Forester Pass in the Sierra Nevada. The route passes through 25 national forests and 7 national parks. Its midpoint is in Chester, California (near Mt. Lassen), where the Sierra and Cascade mountain ranges meet.

It was designated a National Scenic Trail in 1968, although it was not officially completed until 1993. The PCT was conceived by Clinton Churchill Clarke in 1932. It received official status under the National Trails System Act of 1968.

It is the westernmost and second longest component of the Triple Crown of Hiking, and is part of the 6,875-mile Great Western Loop.






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