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Pacific Crest Trail Hiker Gift Guide

Past or present, here is a selection of must-have holiday gifts for the Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hiker or Section Hiker in your family.

Thru-Hiker License Plate

Section Hiker License Plate

Hiker Trash License PLate

These high quality plastic license plate frames are hand-made for your order. Covered in high quality outdoor vinyl lettering, these frames are designed to last a minimum of 7 years and will not rust like traditional chrome metal frames.

Pacific Crest Trail Data Book
The essential, cut-to-the-chase Pacific Crest Trail Data Book, based on the comprehensive Wilderness Press guidebooks to the PCT, has been completely updated. Packed with trail-tested features, it’s useful both on and off the trail, covering pre-trip planning for resupply stops, how to set daily on-the-trail mileage goals by knowing trail gradient and the locations of campsites, water sources, and facilities, and how to easily calculate distances between any two points on the trail, and how to planning both north-bound and south-bound hiking trips.

ENO Pacific Crest Trail Association Doublenest Hammock
ENO Pacific Crest Trail Association Doublenest Hammock

Big enough for 2 people, the ENO PCTA DoubleNest Hammock works as a campsite seat or an alternative to a tent. The PCTA model helps support the Pacific Crest Trail Association. $10 from the purchase of the ENO Pacific Crest Trail Association Doublenest Hammock ($69.95) goes directly to the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) to help preserve and protect the Pacific Crest Trail. Features limited-edition colors and an PCTA  woven label. High-strength, breathable woven nylon and triple interlocking stitching holds up to use and abuse; nylon is quick to dry. Lightweight aluminum wiregate carabiners can be clipped to any solid anchor points; compatible with most hammock suspension systems.

Darn Tough Socks
Darn Tough Socks

Guaranteed not to wear out, Darn Tough Socks are a favorite of long distance hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Tell it on the Mountain - DVD
Tell it on the Mountain – DVD

Through-hikers on the Pacific Coast Trail are a unique breed. It takes a lot of resolve, self reliance, and independence of spirit to walk away from your regular life for the four to six months it takes to walk the trail, and yet 300 attempt it and 180 finish it every near, according to the Parks Service. For those planning to through-hike the PCT, Tell it on The Mountain is a must. It’s also a must for anyone who enjoys hiking in the wilderness, whether on the PCT or elsewhere

National Geographic Pacific Crest Trail Wall Map
National Geographic Pacific Crest Trail Wall Map

National Geographic’s wall map of the Pacific Crest Trail is ideal for fans and hikers of this magnificent National Scenic Trail. This beautiful poster shows the entire length of the trail from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. A unique elevation profile highlights the trail’s peaks and valleys, and an informative mileage chart shows the distance between key locations. Also highlighted on this map are passes, peaks, national forests, national parks, state parks, and Indian reservations. Additional points of interest include lodges and campgrounds near the trail. All proceeds from the purchase of a National Geographic map help support the Society’s vital exploration, conservation, scientific research, and education programs.

America's Great Hiking Trails by Karen Berger
America’s Great Hiking Trails by Karen Berger

Best Outdoor Book of the Year, America’s Great Hiking Trails is a beautifully illustrated and meticulously detailed, this is every hiker’s dream book. It follows 11 of America’s historic long-distance trails including the Continental Divide Trail running through Montana to New Mexico. A wonderful coffee table book, Berger and Smith detail specific needs for hikers, while inspiring them with breathtaking photography and flawless storytelling. This is a perfect bucket list for hikers of all ages.

Pacific Crest Trail Sticker
Pacific Crest Trail Sticker

The Pacific Crest Trail Sticker is a high quality, ultra-violet resistant outdoor vinyl sticker designed to last 3-5 years. Stick it on your car bumper and show your allegiance to the trail!

Pacific Crest Trail Hacky Sack
Pacific Crest Trail Hacky Sack

The Pacific Crest Trail Hacky Sack is made in Guatemala. Often called “foot bags” they are all cotton with small plastic beads inside. They are firm when you buy them but quickly become soft and easy to work with.

Tom Harrison's John Muir Trail Maps
Tom Harrison’s John Muir Trail Maps

Tom Harrison’s John Muir Trail Maps are considered the best maps for hiking the John Muir Section of the Pacific Crest Trail. Included Shaded Relief Topo Maps of the famous Sierra High Route that will take hikers from Mount Whitney to Yosemite, CA. Well marked trails over USGS topo maps that were beautifully enhanced with shaded relief to better distinguish details. Scale 1:63000,  1 inch on map equals 1 mile. Whitney Portal, Symmes Creek, Onion Valley, Oak Creek, Taboose Creek, North and South Lakes, Vermilion, Bear Creek, Florence Lake, Pine Creek, Mono Pass, McGee Creek, Devils Postpile, Mammoth Lakes, Agnew Meadows, Silver Lake, Tuolomne Meadows, and finally the Yosemite Valley. GPS Compatible! – Complete UTM Grid.

Crocs Unisex Classic Clogs
Crocs Unisex Classic Clogs

Crocs – The ultimate camp shoes for tired, hot, and aching hiker feet! Crocs’ Classic clog has a ventilated upper and a traction outsole to make it a top wet-dry performer.