Trail of discovery: Hikers are ditching the Pacific Crest Trail in favor of the Oregon Coast Trail

Hikers are hopping from the famous Pacific Crest Trail to the Oregon Coast Trail

At the end of June, a woman picked up three young backpackers walking along the highway near Gearhart.

They had been hiking the Pacific Crest Trail — a 2,650-mile-long path that twists up the West Coast from the Mexico border to Canada — but heavy snowfall in the Sierra Nevada mountain range stopped them 700 miles in.

 

Source: Trail of discovery: Hikers are ditching the Pacific Crest Trail in favor of the Oregon Coast Trail – Local News – The Daily Astorian