About Us

The mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as a world-class experience for hikers and equestrians, and for all the values provided by wild and scenic lands.

The Pacific Crest Trail Association is a fraternity of trail lovers at its core. From across the country and the world, our members travel to the mountain ranges of the American West to beat back brush and restore this trail. From shore to shore, we champion the needs of the Pacific Crest Trail. We are an eclectic band of trail junkies, for sure. But we are so much more. We are dedicated to the notion that our hard work to protect, preserve and promote this National Scenic Trail is a precious gift to future generations. We are the Pacific Crest Trail.

The Pacific Crest Trail Association online store is operated in conjunction with PRIDE Industries, the largest employers of people with disabilities in the US. Their mission is to create jobs for people with disabilities. PRIDE's vision is to be the premiere employer of people with disabilities; the vendor of choice in the markets we serve; and the recognized leader in meeting the needs of individuals in overcoming barriers to employment.