The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile path that allows hikers and equestrians to traverse the mountainous spine
along the American West Coast between Mexico and Canada. It provides access to some of the American West’s most
impressive and celebrated natural landmarks, including Mount Whitney, Yosemite, Mount Shasta, Mount Hood, and the
Northern Cascade Range. According to the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) website, approximately 1,000 individuals
attempt to “thru-hike” the length of the trail every year, and countless others enjoy hiking shorter portions.
In the 2008 Ranch-wide Agreement, the Tejon Ranch Company committed to providing a 10,000-acre conservation
easement for the realignment of approximately 38 miles of the PCT. This realignment will help fulfill the original vision of
the trail, which is to follow “generally along the mountain ranges of the West Coast States” (Section 5. [16 U.S.C. 1244](a)(2),
P.L. 90-543), by moving the trail from its current location in the Mojave Desert onto the crest of the Tehachapi Mountains.
Great care will be taken to ensure that no significant adverse impacts from construction and management of the PCT will
affect any conservation values on the Ranch. The resulting trail will provide an opportunity for hikers and equestrian alike
to experience this stunning part of California.
Pacific Crest Trail
© Tejon Ranch Conservancy 2013