Highest and Lowest Points on the PCT, AT, and CDT

There is something special about the highest and lowest points along the PCT, AT, and CDT. So we decided to point out these locations so you can reflect on these locations.

Pacific Crest Trail

Highest Point: Forester Pass, California

  • 13,153 feet (4,009 m)

Lowest Point: Cascade Locks, Oregon

  • 140 ft (43 m)

Pacific Crest Trail Guide 

Pacific Crest Trail Association

View from Forester Pass along the Pacific Crest Trail or PCT
Forester Pass

Appalachian Trail

Highest PointClingmans Dome, Tennessee

  • 6,643 ft (2,025 m)

Lowest Point: Bear Mountain State Park, New York

  • 124 ft (38 m)

Appalachian Trail Guide

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Clingmans Dome along the Appalachian Trail or AT
Clingmans Dome

Continental Divide Trail

Highest PointGrays Peak, Colorado

  • 14,278 ft (4,352 m)

Lowest Point: Waterton Canyon, Montana

  • 2,972 ft (906 m)

Continental Divide Trail Guide

Continental Divide Trail Coalition

Grays Peak, Colorado along the Continental Divide Trail or CDT
Grays Peak