Preparing to Hike the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon

Preparing to Hike the PCT

Is hiking some—or all—of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in Oregon on your hiking bucket list? Join Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon guidebook author Eli Boschetto for an info-packed session of trail and planning tips to help you prepare for your own unforgettable PCT adventure.

You don't have to be an über-hiker to enjoy a journey on the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon. And while the PCT is closed and this year's hiking season may still be in question, there's no reason not to think ahead. Guidebook author and Oregon PCT expert Eli Boschetto shares his top tips for planning your own PCT adventure. Topics include trip planning, gear selection, trail safety, permit requirements, and changes to the trail since the devastating 2017 wildfires. And you don't have to hike it all at once. Eli breaks down the Oregon portion of the PCT into easily-accessible sections that can be hiked in as little as a few days, to longer portions of a week or more—all at your own pace.

Oregon Wild's own Chandra LeGue is also on hand to talk about Oregon's Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide and Oregon Wild's efforts to protect public lands and wild places.

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