Pacific Crest Trail Section #124

Located 20.4 miles from Chester, California (CA)

4 Stars
21,686 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #124) has a maximum elevation of 6,314 ft (1,925 m), a minimum elevation of 2,297 ft (700 m), and an elevation gain of 14,874 ft (4,534 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #124 while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,68610.1 mi2,297 ft6,314 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.6 hrs0.114,874 ft38,199 ft
[ B to A ]
4.2 hrs3.738,199 ft14,874 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #124?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #124 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,686 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #124?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #124 in 3.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.2 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Bucks Lake to Belden Topo Maps

Download free Bucks Lake to Belden topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Belden, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Caribou, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Twain, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Storrie, CA
  5. Topo Map: Bucks Lake, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Meadow Valley, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Soapstone Hill, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Haskins Valley, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Dogwood Peak, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #124?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #124 is located on the Bucks Lake and Belden topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT124T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #124 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.

Local Weather Forecast

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  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.

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