If you are travelling 500 continuous miles or more in a single trip, you may apply for this permit. If your trip on the Pacific Crest Trail is less than 500 miles, and requires a permit, please apply for one from the local land management agency. Please read all of the permit specifics and requirements and research conditions before submitting your application.
Also, take a moment to review the PCT Leave No Trace guidelines. It is our shared passion that will keep the Pacific Crest Trail the high quality experience that it is.