The bestselling 2012 book “The Wild” put the Pacific Crest Trail on the map—literally—for thousands people who were unaware of the 2,650-mile trail that winds from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, providing some of the western United States’ most rugged terrain, spectacular topography and stunning views. Now the movie “Wild,” produced by and starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, who famously hiked 1,100 miles of the trail during a harrowing period of self-discovery, is reigniting interest once again.
Hikers the world over have come to spend a few hours or a day exploring the trail, which was designated a National Scenic Trail in 1968. But for a fortunate few, living near the Pacific Crest Trail means daily appreciation of nature’s bounty.
We’ve chosen a few stellar listings that enjoy a location near the Pacific Crest Trail and so much more. Which one inspires you?
10274 Dick Barter is a five-bedroom, six-bath luxury mountain retreat in Truckee that provides the kind of serenity people often travel to the Pacific Coast Trail to find.
Located in coveted Martis Creek, the property presents breathtaking views of Lookout Mountain and opens onto a protected creek. The home’s layout is ideal for year-round living and getaways, with a large great room, den, and playroom in the main residence as well as a private one-bedroom guesthouse.
10274 Dick Barter is offered for $2,850,000.
One of the most inspired estates in Santa Clarita, 26920 Rolling Hills enjoys an inspired location near the Pacific Crest Trail in the exclusive, gated community of Sand Canyon Oaks. This eight-bedroom, eight-bath property, dubbed Quail Manor, boasts 8,200 square feet of living space designed in a wooded mountain lodge style with every imaginable amenity including 13 fireplaces, a gym, sauna, library, wine cellar and impressive home theater.
Measuring approximately five acres, the property features a tennis court, a full basketball court, a pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen, a nine-car garage, guest quarters, and a private lake with gazebo, stone bridge and water feature.
26920 Rolling Hills is offered for $3,495,000.
The 17-acre estate at 764 Villa Grove in Big Bear enjoys the best of both worlds: a nature-rich location near the Pacific Crest Trail and an exquisitely designed interior that leaves no luxury amenity untapped.
The custom-built, gated log estate presents five bedrooms, three baths, elegant appointments including a double-sided, two-story fireplace, a double island kitchen, and sweeping mountain and lake views. The home also offers guests their own spacious two-bedroom retreat.
764 Villa Grove is offered for $2,095,000.
The serenity of Lake Arrowhead and convenience to the Pacific Crest Trail beckon nature lovers and luxury enthusiasts to 463 Sky View Ridge. This premier lakefront eight-bedrooms, 10-bath property on one and one-half acres is framed by towering pines, creating exceptional privacy. The property offers its own sandy beach, as well as a double dock, rolling lawn, private sports court, and panoramic lake and mountain views.
Mountain lodge ambiance is juxtaposed against contemporary elegance and a host of amenities, including an expansive great room, a media room with full bar, a billiard room, a gym, and a children’s playroom with trampoline.
463 Sky View Ridge is offered for $12,800,000.
The quintessential mountain retreat, 720 John Muir in Mammoth Lakes is a true ski-in, ski-out home located on one of the area’s most coveted lots in the premier community of Greyhawk. From the all-steel construction, to the flat level backyard with its own 1,400-square-foot deck, fire pit, and sitting area, to the direct access to Mammoth’s Bridges run, this home delivers the ultimate mountain lifestyle near the Pacific Crest Trail.
The 6,858-square-foot residence showcases the finest features and finishes, with an exterior of center-cut redwood and Utah quarry stone, an immense great room, a Boffi kitchen, a media room, an indoor Jacuzzi, a mud room with ski boot heaters, and picture windows offering awe-inspiring views into the valley. There is also an additional guest suite and kitchen with its own private entrance on the lower floor.
720 John Muir is offered for $6,500,000.