The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2,650-mile/4,265-km trail that stretches from the U.S.A.-Mexico border to the U.S.A.-Canada border through the states of California, Oregon, and Washington.

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Works Offline

No mobile service or internet is required after initial setup. The app uses your device’s built-in GPS and downloaded topo maps.

Water Information

Includes the most up-to-date water information gathered from the Water Report and entered by other Guthook’s Guide users in the comments section. This information is very important in Southern California.

Are We There Yet?

The app knows where you are and calculates the trail distance to the next campsite , water source or any waypoint.

Thousands of Waypoints

Over 3,500 PCT waypoints are plotted on the map, listed in a guide, and plotted on the elevation profile, including water sources, tenting sites, trail junctions, road crossings, landmarks, and town and resupply points of interest.

Resupply Guide

Up-to-date food and gear resupply information, including addresses and mailing information for post offices and other locations that accept and mail out resupply packages.

Town Guide

Comprehensive guide to towns and other services along the PCT, including grocery and convenience stores, restaurants, gear and hardware stores, hotels/hostels, post offices, public libraries, showers, campgrounds, and ATMs.

Route Creator Tool

Create your own route with the route creator tool. This is helpful for daily planning or to remember a completed day or section hike.

Elevation Profile

You won’t be surprised by a big climb if you use the elevation profile. Your current location and all waypoints are plotted on the profile.

Details, Details

Every waypoint includes its own detail page, including photos and a longer description of the waypoint.

Offline Maps

Offline map sets include U.S. Geological Survey topo maps (in feet), Open Street Map topo maps (in meters), and satellite imagery. Online maps include various styles of Google Maps (Android) or Apple Maps (iOS). Easily toggle among each type of map.


Stay up to date by reading other hikers’ waypoint comments and leave your own comments.

Share Your Location

Share your current location with friends and family via an e-mail or text message that includes a Google Maps link to your position. (Note: e-mail messages and text messages may be created while offline, but will be sent only when internet service is available.)

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Guthook’s Guide to the Pacific Crest Trail is a free download with in-app purchases

Try before you buy: The demo includes all features of the app.
Demo trail: Southern-most 43 miles/69 km of the PCT from the U.S.A.-Mexico border to the town of Mount Laguna.

iOS and Android

Guthook’s Guide to the Pacific Crest Trail is available as a selection in our Guthook Guides app for your iPhone or iPad from the iTunes App Store and for your Android mobile device or tablet from the Google Play Store.

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In App Purchases:

  • Thru Hiker Special, all 5 sections of the PCT $24.99 (28% savings)
  • Super Hiker Special, entire PCT + John Muir Trail + Wonderland Trail $34.99 (36% savings)
  • PCT: Southern California $6.99
  • PCT: Sierra $6.99
  • PCT: Northern California $6.99
  • PCT: Oregon $6.99
  • PCT: Washington $6.99
  • John Muir Trail $9.99
  • Wonderland Trail $9.99
  • Mt Whitney Trail FREE


Location: Western United States • Length: 2,650 miles/4,265 km

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, or the “PCT”, is a 2650-mile trail that stretches from the U.S.A.-Mexico border to U.S.A-Canada border via the states of California, Oregon, and Washington. From the beauty of the Southern California desert, to the breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada in California and the Cascades in Oregon and Washington, the Pacific Crest Trail provides a diversity of terrain that is hard to beat.

Guthook’s Guide to the Pacific Crest Trail breaks the PCT into 5 sections:

  • Southern California: Mile 0 to Mile 566, Mexico Border to Highway 58 between the towns of Tehachapi and Mojave
  • Sierra: Mile 566 to Mile 1092, Highway 58 to Echo Lake, near Lake Tahoe
  • Northern California: Mile 1092 to Mile 1689, Echo Lake to the Southern Oregon border
  • Oregon: Mile 1689 to Mile 2144, Southern Oregon Border to the Southern Washington border
  • Washington: Mile 2144 to Mile 2650, Southern Washington border to the Canada border + 8 miles to Manning Park Lodge in British Columbia

For more information visit The Pacific Crest Trail Association.