Pacific Crest Trail
Long-distance Permit Application

Stay off the Pacific Crest Trail during the COVID-19 pandemic

Please stay off the Pacific Crest Trail. Due to COVID-19, you are legally required to avoid non-essential travel and shelter-in-place throughout most of the U.S., including in California, Oregon, and Washington. Long-distance hiking on the PCT is non-essential travel. Read our COVID-19 statement. New permit requests are not being accepted. Read more about the permit system changes.

Permit Management Portal

Change/cancel your application or print an approved permit.