Mail Drop Locations for Thru and Section Hikers

Tackling one of the USA’s amazing long-distance trails is an exciting and daunting prospect, especially when it comes to long term meal planning. To help with a little of the planning we’ve put together mail drop maps for three of the most popular hiking trails: Appalachian Trail, John Muir Trail and Pacific Crest Trail.

Our list includes both USPS post offices and local hostel/outfitters that will accept and hold packages for hikers. We’ve done our best to include all pickup points along the trail, but we encourage your input if you have a new location or tip for us to share with the hiking community!

In addition to listing out some of the key delivery locations, we’ve also put together a ‘Mail Drop FAQ‘ to answer some of the basic questions about sending and receiving packages while hiking a trail.

Plus — check out our Trail Hiker Shipping Service!  This service allows you the option of having your meals packed in a durable metal bucket and shipped directly to your destination from Packit Gourmet!

Cheers to eating well on the trail!


Appalachian Trail
John Muir Trail
Pacific Crest Trail


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