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Highest & Lowest Points on the PCT, AT, CDT

What are the highest and lowest points on the Triple Crown Trails (Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and Continental Divide Trail)? Find out by taking a look at our elevation profile data.

Kenna Sarae Kuhn     Explore New Trails      10/09/2020
Kenna Sarae Kuhn
Explore New Trails
10/09/2020

Pacific Crest Trail

Highest Point: Forester Pass, California

  • 13,153 feet (4,009 m)

Lowest Point: Cascade Locks, Oregon

  • 140 ft (43 m)
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Forester Pass, California
Forester Pass
A screenshot of the pacific crest trail elevation profile in the Guthook Guides app.
Elevation profile of Forester Pass from the Guthook Guides app

Appalachian Trail

Highest PointClingmans Dome, Tennessee

  • 6,643 ft (2,025 m)

Lowest Point: Bear Mountain State Park, New York

  • 124 ft (38 m)
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Clingmans Dome, Tennessee
Clingmans Dome
A screenshot of the appalachian trail elevation profile in the Guthook Guides app.
Elevation profile of Clingmans Dome from the Guthook Guides app

Continental Divide Trail

Highest PointGrays Peak, Colorado

  • 14,278 ft (4,352 m)

Lowest Point: Waterton Canyon, Montana

  • 2,972 ft (906 m)
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Grays Peak, Colorado
Grays Peak
A screenshot of the continental divide trail elevation profile in the Guthook Guides app.
Elevation profile of Grays Peak from the Guthook Guides app

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Continental Divide Trail

Considered by many to be the most remote and challenging of the triple crown trails, the Continental Divide Trail is a 3100 mile adventure through five western states.

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Colorado, Continental Divide Trail
Photo by David Getchel

Continental Divide Trail

Considered by many to be the most remote and challenging of the triple crown trails, the Continental Divide Trail is a 3100 mile adventure through five western states.

3100 mi (4980 km)
$39.99 full guide
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About the Author

Kenna Sarae Kuhn

Kenna grew up in Northern California visiting her grandmother’s cabins along the PCT, which helped catalyze her love for the outdoors and interest in backpacking. She is particularly passionate about the intersection between sustainability and outdoor recreation, connecting with womxn and communities that have been historically underrepresented in outdoor spaces, and pesto pasta. You’re likely to find her having an impromptu dance party with her pup, whether it’s while backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, or just on the side of the road.