This directory is here to help Pacific Crest Trail section- and thru-hikers connect with Oregon Trail Angels. Services include shuttle transportation between trailheads and local towns, resupply holds, shower and laundry facilities, and limited accommodations. Please be aware that these services are intended exclusively for long-distance hikers. Dayhikers and weekend backpackers should seek assistance from other sources. Services vary among providers.
Once you know approximately when you may be in need of Trail Angel assistance, it is recommended that you contact them in advance to ensure their availability, as they like to hike, too. Please show your appreciation for Trail Angels and the services they provide by respecting their vehicles and property, and furnishing the requested fee or donation.
Services: Showers, guest bedroom, shuttle to groceries. Resupply handling; inquire directly. Maximum three hikers at one time; two night limit.
NOTE: This residence has cats.
Transportation: Shuttle service between Ashland and Callahan’s Lodge, Mt. Ashland trailheads.
Contact: Email email@example.com or text (541) 531-3935 at least two days in advance.
Father Scott Carter
Services: Emotional, inspirational, spiritual and philosophical conversation over coffee, beer, or a meal. Available to officiate weddings, share Communion, give trailside blessings, or pray. May be able to connect hikers with local accommodations, transportation, or other basic services.
Meetings: Available in Ashland or at Callahan’s Lodge.
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org as far in advance as possible. Allow extra time for weddings or trailside meetings.
Disclaimer: PCT: Oregon does not advocate or endorse the Pilgrim Chapel of Contemplative Conscience or any religious ministry, Independent Catholicism or any religious denomination.
Mary Kwart "Fireweed"
Transportation: Shuttle service between Ashland and Callahan’s Lodge (I-5), Green Springs Summit (OR-66), Fish Lake Resort (OR-140), Mazama/Rim Villages (Crater Lake NP/OR-62), Dunsmuir, CA (I-5), and trailheads in Trinity Alps, Russian Wilderness and Marble Mtns.
Contact: Email email@example.com or call/text (541) 864-0141 at least two weeks in advance.
Fee: Free between Ashland and Callahan’s Lodge (I-5); other destinations/pickups, fee based on distance.
2019 unavailable dates:
June 16–30; July 20–Sep. 1.
ASHLAND, OR (Hwy 66)
Services: Showers, laundry, meals and bedding on a quiet private property 6 miles from the PCT. Six hiker max; two night limit.
Transportation: Shuttle service between PCT crossing at Green Springs Summit (OR-66) and property. Limited grocery/resupply runs to Ashland; inquire ahead of visit.
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (541) 890-5216 at least 24 hours in advance.
Fee: Donations accepted.
Brian Douglass "UberDucky"
Transportation: Shuttle service between Sisters, Redmond and Bend and trailheads at Elk Lake (OR-46), McKenzie Pass (OR-242) and Santiam Pass (US-20).
Contact: Call/text (541) 213-8510 at least 48 hours in advance. Email email@example.com for arrangements farther in advance.
Fee: Varies, based on distance.
Transportation: Shuttle service between Bend and Elk Lake (Cascade Lake Hwy), McKenzie Pass (OR-242) and Santiam Pass (US-20) trailheads.
Contact: Call (828) 553-9169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 1–3 days in advance.
Fee: Instead of accepting donations, Woody asks hikers to pledge to do volunteer trail work on trails where they live, and/or join PCTA.
Liana Ottaviano & Peter Werner
Services: Showers (towels, soap, and toiletries provided), laundry (loaner clothing available), and sleep space in the yard at Bend residence 16 blocks from downtown. Max accommodation is six hikers; two night limit. Kitchen available for cooking. Notes: use feet-washing station before entering house. Please respect neighbors; quiet hours are 10pm – 7am. Home has two cats that are not permitted outside.
Transportation: Shuttle service between Bend REI and residence. Limited transportation to/from trailheads at Elk Lake (OR-46), McKenzie Pass (OR-242) and Santiam Pass (US-20); inquire in advance.
Contact: Text Liana at (541) 390-7859 or Peter at (541) 410-9251 at least 24 hours in advance. Email email@example.com with questions, or to request accommodations farther in advance.
Fee: Donations accepted for trailhead transport.
2019 unavailable dates:
July 23–Aug. 8
Services: Showers, laundry, meals, one private twin bed, camping in large yard. Five hiker max; two night limit.
Transportation: Shuttle service between Roseburg and trailheads at Mazama Village (Crater Lake), Cascade Crest (OR-138), Willamette Pass (OR-58), McKenzie Pass (OR-242) and Santiam Pass (US-20).
Contact: Call/text 858-705-0848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours in advance.
Fee: Donations accepted.
HIKERS, PLEASE READ:
The Trail Angel directory on this page is provided as a courtesy to connect PCT hikers with Oregon Trail Angels. Many of the Trail Angels listed on this page are former PCT hikers. Trail Angels have not been individually screened or vetted by PCT: Oregon (including its management or staff). Listings are offered on a good-faith basis, but use is at your own risk. Use your best judgement.
PCT: Oregon does not act as an agent between hikers and Trail Angels. Hikers interested in utilizing Trail Angel services should contact Trail Angels directly in advance of needed service and screen accordingly.
PCT: Oregon (including its management and staff) is not responsible for the outcomes, services and/or experiences received from listed Trail Angels. If you have a positive experience with a listed Trail Angel, please submit a comment to encourage other hikers to use this Trail Angel.
If you have a negative and/or threatening experience with a listed Trail Angel, please contact the local authorities. Also, please contact PCT: Oregon with a request for list removal, and to alert fellow hikers.
TRAIL ANGELS, PLEASE READ:
If you are a listed Trail Angel and would like to amend your listing, or be removed from the Trail Angel directory, please contact PCT: Oregon If you are a Trail Angel and would like to be added to the PCT: Oregon Trail Angel directory, please contact the site manager.
PCT: Oregon (including its management and staff) is not responsible for the behaviors and/or experiences received from hikers employing your services. If you have negative experiences with a PCT hiker and would like to alert fellow Oregon Trail Angels, please contact the site manager.
Use the contact form on this page to submit comments to PCT: Oregon.
HEAD PHOTO: PCT hikers takes a break from the trail with treats provided by a local friend. Photo by Dayna “Snake Bite” McRoberts.
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