The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a destination for hikers from all over the world. I have seen estimates saying as many as 1/4 PCT thru-hikers are foreign citizens. It’s incredibly challenging to plan logistics for a PCT hike and even more so for international hikers.
International hikers have the added stress of navigating the highly regulated waters of US visa’s. On this page we’ve put together a lot of information about visas to help answer questions for international hikers. Keep in mind, we aren’t representatives of the US Government or Pacific Crest Trail Association so can’t make any guarantees about the constantly changing regulations. We’re just a resource with the hope of making it easier for you to come to the US and have an awesome experience on the PCT.