Stretching over 2600 miles from the Mexican to the Canadian border, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) passes through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the U.S. Each year hundreds of hikers attempt to complete the entire trail while thousands of others take it in smaller sections. Also included in this section is the immensely popular John Muir Trail through the high Sierras and Yosemite National Park.
Pacific Crest Trail Overview Map
Pacific Coast Trail Scenic Trail Map. 1:1,700,000. National Geographic Maps.
This beautiful poster shows the entire length of the trail from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. A unique elevation profile highlights the trail's peaks and valleys, and an informative mileage chart shows the distance between key locations. Also highlighted on this map are passes, peaks, national forests, national parks, state parks, and Indian reservations. Additional points of interest include lodges and campgrounds near the trail.
Map #1. Southern California - the Mexican border to Big Bear Lake. 2004.
Map #2. The Transverse Ranges - Big Bear Lake to Tehachapi Pass. 2006.
Map #3. Southern Sierra Nevada - Tehachapi Pass to Le Conte Canyon. 2008.
Map #4. Central Sierra Nevada - Le Conte Canyon to Barker Pass. 2009.
Map #5. Northern Sierra - Barker Pass (Lake Tahoe) to Old Station, just north of Lassen National Monument. 2011.
Map #6. Klamath - Southern Cascades. 2012.
John Muir Trail Map Pack. 1:63,360. Tom Harrison Maps. 13 waterproof 6-color, shaded-relief topo maps show the popular Sierra Nevada trail (& Pacific Crest Trail) between Mt Whitney & Yosemite Valley: trails, miles between points, side (un-maintained) trails, campgrounds, pack stations, & High Sierra Camps. Each 8-1/2 x 11" map page covers about one day's hike along the Trail.
Sample of the maps Legend of the map. Index showing coverage of the maps in this pack
John Muir Trail Atlas. 1:63,360. National Geographic Maps.
National Geographic's Map Guide of the John Muir Trail is a pocket atlas which provides detailed topographic maps, interesting history, a waypoint table, information about resupply and bear safety, and key points of interest you will encounter along the trail. Formatted to meet your needs while navigating this breathtaking and remote trail, the maps within the guide are one-inch-equals-one-mile (1:63,360) making it easy to calculate distances.
Each map page has a trail profile that shows the elevation changes you will encounter. The John Muir Trail is highlighted and centered on each page so you can easily track your progress. The maps start at the northern terminus in Yosemite Valley and progress along the ridge of the Sierra Nevada, past Devils Postpile, and end at the highest point in the lower 48 on the top of Mount Whitney. Along the way you will pass through Yosemite National Park, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Devils Postpile National Monument, John Muir Wilderness, Kings Canyon National Park, and finally, Sequoia National Park and Mount Whitney.
Pocket atlas, sized 4.25 x 9.25 inches closed, 8.5 x 9.25 inches open.
Sample detail from the John Muir Trail map Sample detail from a text page of the John Muir Trail map
Pacific Crest Trail Hiking Guides
Trekking the Pacific Crest Trail. Cicerone Press.
This guidebook is a complete guide to hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), an epic 2650-mile hike along America's west coast. Frequently voted among the best hikes in the world, the route, which was created exclusively for backpackers and horse-riders, stretches from California's Mexican border to Canada's British Columbia. It boasts breathtaking scenery and varied landscapes, passing through California, Oregon and Washington State and taking in the Mojave desert, High Sierras, Cascades and countless more wild mountains.
Written with a relaxed pace in mind, this guide presents the full route in 101 sections of 2-3 days which can be combined into longer days according to ability and preference. Alongside the notes and route descriptions, there are overview maps for the entire trail, and a detailed introduction that provides essential advice for planning and completing the route. From information on packing, supplies, water and bears, to details on the mountains, wildlife and regions trekkers will go through, this is an essential companion to taking on - and completing - this once in a lifetime adventure.
Pacific Crest Trail Hiker's Companion. By Karen Berger and Daniel Smith. Countrymap Press.
A narrative field guide to the unique plants, animals, history, and landscapes of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. For many people, the Pacific Crest is the ultimate long-distance hiking trail. Beginning in the dry valleys of southern California, it follows the crest of the snow-capped Sierras, and ends in the ancient forests of Washington's Cascades. Along the way, national treasures such as Yosemite, Crater Lake, and Mount Rainier make this trail one of the premier hiking destinations in the world. But hiking is about much more than getting from A to B. This book begins where basic trail guides and maps leave off. For each section of the trail, the authors describe the route in detail and recommend the best day hikes and short backpacks from each trailhead. They describe the plants and animals hikers will see, tell stories about local history, explain plate tectonics, and in a thousand other ways enrich the experiences of the journey. In addition, Berger and Smith draw on their tremendous experience--together, they have logged more than 12,000 miles on the PCT--to give tested advice to long-distance hikers on trip planning, gear and safety, seasonal considerations, trailheads and resupplies, permits, and much more. Color photographs and illustrations, 20 maps.
Pacific Crest Trail - Northern California guide from Tuolumne Meadows to the Oregon Border. Wilderness Press.
This comprehensive guide provides in-depth coverage of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park to the Oregon border. Plan day hikes, weekend backpacks, or an extended thru-hike adventure with this indispensible guidebook.
Our PCT gurus supply maps, photos, resupply access routes, side trips, and updated trail data. Learn about rocks, plants, animals, and human history along the trail. Plan for, trouble-shoot, and enjoy your PCT adventure with this authoritative guide. Over 200 maps included. Softcover, 360 pages.
The John Muir Trail hiking guide. Cicerone Guides.
The John Muir Trail (JMT) is one of the world's most spectacular treks and is North America's best known mid-distance walking trail. It runs for 216 miles through the high Sierra Nevada mountains of California, from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mount Whitney (14, 496ft), the highest peak in the USA outside Alaska. The walking trail, which is named after the great 19th-century Scottish naturalist, conservationist and writer John Muir, is entirely through the unspoilt wilderness of the American West and passes through three national parks: Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.
To walk the John Muir Trail successfully thorough planning is required. All you need to know to plan and prepare for your trip is contained within these pages, from obtaining trekking permits to buying trek food and forwarding food caches along the trail. Abundant advice is given on such topics as dealing with inquisitive bears, coping with altitude, negotiating river crossings, as well as tips on booking transport to and from the trailheads and on what equipment to take. In addition there is a detailed description of the flora and fauna of this remarkable region.
Overview map showing all of the John Muir Trail. Sample of the overview map for a specific hike.