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Posted by Adventure 16 | 03.20.2017

 

PACIFIC CREST TRAIL SECTION HIKING TIPS & HINTS



SUGGESTED TRAILHEADS


All Hikes are ONE WAY.  Shuttle is needed.



SAN DIEGO COUNTY & BORDERING COUNTIES

 

 

 

      

 

 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY & BORDERING COUNTIES

 


Maps

 

Interactive PCT section profiler

Halfmile's PCT Maps:  Halfmile Pacific Crest Trail Maps are free .PDF files optimized for printing on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper.

Pacific Crest Trail Overview Map


Miscellaneous

 

Halfmile's Pacific Crest Trail Notes - Campo to Tuolumne Meadows

PCT Meetup Group

Leave No Trace

 

 

THE JOHN MUIR TRAIL (JMT)

 

The 211-mile John Muir Trail is considered to be one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the U.S. Southbound, it starts in Yosemite National Park, passes through the Ansel Adams Wilderness and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks, and ends at Mt. Whitney. For 170 miles the JMT follows the Pacific Crest Trail. The three places where the two trails diverge include:  Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows, Thousand Island Lake to Reds Meadow and Crab Tree Meadow to Mt. Whitney.

 

JMT Hiking Resources:


SoCal Hiker.com
JMT-Hiker.com
John Muir Trail.org

 

 

Safety on the Trail

 

Before heading out:

 

Check Weather Report

Check PCT Trail Conditions

Check PCT Water Report if you can’t carry all you need

Acquire any needed Camping Permits

Acquire any needed Campfire Permits 

 

“The PCTA strongly urges all hikers using the backcountry to obtain a California fire permit. The permit covers use of campfires and stoves in ALL Park Service, Forest Service, BLM and State Lands within the state of California. Permits can be obtained at any US forest service, National Park service, BLM, or California Division of Forestry office. They are free and valid for one year. The purpose of the permit is to ensure that people using the back country have all the proper information about safe use of fire in the backcountry.”
 

Campfire Permits are required for open fires, such as campfire, barbecues and portable stoves on federally controlled lands and private lands that are the property of another person.
 

On private lands, written permission from the landowner is also required for campfire use.

 

Related Content:

 

Fast Packing 50 Miles Across the John Muir Wilderness - Blog

 

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