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