Washington

bridgehdr2This section begins at the Bridge of the Gods on the Columbia River and ends at Monument 78 on the Canadian border.

end-of-trail-postThis final 500mile section of the PCT should take around 27 days of walking.

Starting with a climb out of the Columbia River Gorge, the trail rounds the base of  Mount Adams before it approaches the towering monarch of the Cascades, Mount Rainier.

 

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The North Cascades offer many challenges. The PCT repeatedly climbs deep canyons and high mountain passes. The prime attraction is Glacier Peak and the rugged route around it offers a memorable experience to trail users. Not only is the North Cascades Range rugged, it is the wettest along the route, lying in a storm track most of the year. This precipitation has produced about 750 perennial snowfields and small glaciers.