Information About the PCT

Much of the information on this site is collected from a variety of resources in order to create a one-stop-shop for information to help you plan your PCT hike in Oregon. These resources include, but are not limited to, the Pacific Crest Trail AssociationU.S. Forest ServiceCrater Lake National ParkInciWeb and NOAA. Additional resources may include news outlets, PCT hikers and guest contributors. All news and information is verified as accurate as best as possible. During the main summer hiking season, trail conditions updates are posted on a weekly basis.

If you are interested in contributing news, information or your own experiences from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon, or have any feedback to help improve this site for PCT hikers, please use this contact form.

About Gear Reviews

The gear reviews and/or selections on this site are the candid thoughts and opinions of PCT: Oregon staff and/or individual gear reviewers. Reviews are based on actual first-hand use on the PCT and other trail and/or wilderness locations. Unless otherwise noted, reviews are not sponsored by gear manufacturers, and this site assumes no obligation to post reviews (favorable or otherwise) of any gear item. Reviews are offered with the sole intent of helping you choose quality gear items to assist in planning and having a positive and responsible experience on the PCT.

If you would like to offer information or your own experiences on a piece of gear that may be of interest to fellow PCT hikers, please use this contact form.

Hike at Your Own Risk

The information, images and resources on this website are presented for general information purposes only. This site does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of any information gathered from third-party resources. If errors are detected, please contact the site administrator to suggest a correction.

As with any wilderness area and activity, exact conditions cannot be guaranteed at any time. Factors including inclement weather, snow, floods, lightning, wildfire, rockfall, volcanic eruption and other natural processes can have adverse impacts on trail conditions and individual experiences. It is every hiker’s own responsibility to prepare themselves for any and all contingencies that may occur while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

This website and its contributors, guidebook author Eli Boschetto, and any and all staff at Mountaineers Books accept no financial or physical responsibility for unfavorable hiking experiences, injury or death.