Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Planning your own PCT adventure? These new guides by Mountaineers Books offer the most comprehensive and up-to-date information for hiking all 2,660 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, and are specifically designed to appeal to both section- and thru-hikers. Each of the four volumes—SoCal, NorCal, Oregon and Washington—are divided up into manageable sections with emphasis on accessibility, camp locations, water sources, connecting trails and resupply locations. Planning details include trail maps, elevation profiles, suggested itineraries and regional resources. Each is also crammed with full-color photos to inspire you to hike some, or all, of the PCT comfortably and at your own pace.

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PCT Reader: California

Journey along the PCT in California with short stories and excerpts from John Muir, Wallace Stegner and more.

PCT Reader:

Continue your journey on the PCT in Oregon and Washington with tales from William Sullivan, Erik Ryback and more.
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Hikertrash: Life on the PCT

There were no great epiphanies, no magic answers and no “ah-ha!” moments for this couple on their PCT adventure.

PCT: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail

Learn the almost-lost history of the people behind the creation of the Pacific Crest Trail in this gorgeous photo book that will inspire you to lace up your boots and hit the trail.

Trail Handbooks


Backpacker's Handbook

Learn the basics of backcountry travel, wilderness navigation and outdoor skills to ensure smart and safe hiking.
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Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike

Up your hiking game with tips and info for long-distance trail conditioning, trip planning and travel logistics.
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Guide to Ultralight Backpacking

Master ultralight long-distance hiking techniques to help you lighten your load and cover more miles, easier.
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A Hiker's Guide to Meal Planning

Smart menu solutions for wholesome, high-energy meals to help keep you going without weighing your down.

Nature Guides

Atlas of Oregon Wilderness

Details the unique natural and historical aspects of Oregon's wilderness areas.
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Wildflowers of the Northwest

Identify flowering plants and berries along the PCT in Oregon and Washington.
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The Hidden Life of Trees

Amazing study of nature at work. You will never look at a forest the same way again!
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Sasquatch Seeker's Field Manual

Know what to look and listen for when you're hiking thru Bigfoot country.

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Urban Trails: Portland

37 trails around Portland for walking, hiking and biking without going far from home.
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Beer Hiking Pacific Northwest

50 hikes and 50 breweries for enjoying a day on the trail—and some refreshment after.
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Day Hiking:
Mount Rainier

80 trails for exploring on and around Washington's tallest volcano.

Explore Europe
on Foot

Discover long-distance hiking European-style, with planning tips and trails guides.

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