Guthook's Pacific Crest Trail Guide

Guthook's Pacific Crest Trail Guide

By Guthook Hikes, LLC

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2014-04-15
  • Current Version: 6.2.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 15.85 MB
  • Developer: Guthook Hikes, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later.
Score: 5
From 73 Ratings


Take the information of a guidebook and map set for the Pacific Crest Trail in a simple and easy to use app for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Guthook's Guide to the Pacific Crest Trail is a tool that no hiker on the Pacific Crest (day hiker or thru-hiker) should be without. The app shows your location on a map of the PCT, along with the trail itself, and hundreds of waypoints. If you're searching for a particular location, simply search the list of waypoints by trail section, by popular locations, or by name. Don't want to use your Internet connection or GPS? No problem. Hundreds of waypoints have attached photos, so you can get a sense of where you are by matching up the app's photos with what you see on the trail. This app is a combination of the five previously released PCT Guide apps, with the first 40 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail free, and paid upgrades for adding the five larger sections of the trail. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



  • Works great!

    By Kain the undead
    Using this for the PCT has been fast and accurate. I've also loved the comment ability. Thanks for fixing it!
  • 6/5

    This was my main navigational tool on the PCT. No flaws
  • Great resource for the PCT

    By clind7492
    Brining this app and a solar charger for my thru. It's all you need!
  • Great App

    By Yosemite Kid
    The more I use this app, the more I like it. It is a wonderful way to understand sections of the trail, junctions to watch for, and water availability. Use something else for descriptions of scenery, but use this learn about the trail itself.
  • Perfect

    By Jon Jolly
    So many different features and each update just gets better and better. Find out where the laundry places are, pizza, post offices, water sources, camp spots, poodle dog bush!!! It's all here and easy to find.
  • Must-have app for any PCT hike

    By plonk5
    IMHO, no one should venture out on the PCT for more than a day without this app. I used it on my successful 2012 thru-hike and it saved me multiple times. It is designed by hikers for hikers and it shows. The data is the most accurate and current out there. Worth every penny on the trail. Uhaul
  • Great APP

    Glad something like this exists in our community! Hope more people are able to write comments on water holes and stops
  • Good stuff

    By Stranger Ranger Matt
    Really convenient and easy to use
  • Very useful.

    By Economicurtis
    There is obviously room for improvement with this app (labeling of more campsites, better map coverage of off-trail towns to name a couple), but this app proved so useful. - it's great to know how many miles to next important waypoint. - nice trail elevation profile - good selection of offline maps - comments section often had better info than the official pct water report. I encourage you to check guthook out.
  • Great essential tool. A few bugs need to be worked out.

    By TrailHacker
    Overall an essential tool for hiking the PCT. Tells you where the water is, how far to milestone sites and makes it easy to tell how far you have gone each day. The ability to add comments on water sources is fantastic. It seems to somehow post those updates almost immediately. A friend hiking just a day behind me was reading my reports in water sources through the app. I highly. Recommend it. A few minor annoying bugs need to be resolved. Occasionally on the waypoints users are shown erroneous information. Drakesbad is 1 mile ahead but Drakesbad resort is 151 miles behind you. At the end of a section it shows junk data - Oregon border is 1 mile ahead, then a grocery store is 1500 miles behind you - and a long list of such useless data. Sometimes when touching an icon on the map or elevation the corresponding pop up will appear and then disappear if it doesn't fit properly on the screen. The user has to reposition the screen to get it to work properly. The app indicates that route 3 at Scott's mountain is access to Etna. While this is absolutely true, it is a very difficult hitch and a very long drive. A few people this year had a very long time to get back to the trail. Perhaps the wording on this could be changed to indicate that this could be used as an emergency exit point. All in all these are minor annoyances and should not hold people back from getting this wonderful tool.