Pacific Crest Trail (Section #138)

Burney Falls to Skunk Ridge
Located 28.8 miles from Dunsmuir, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,315 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #138) has a maximum elevation of 5,013 ft (1,528 m), a minimum elevation of 2,904 ft (885 m), and an elevation range of 2,109 ft (643 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,31510.0 mi2,904 ft5,013 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.6 hrs194.22,331 ft224 ft
[ B to A ]
3.4 hrs18.7224 ft2,331 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #138?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #138 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,315 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #138?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #138 in 3.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #138 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.

Topo Maps

Download the free Burney Falls to Skunk Ridge topo map 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: Dead Horse Summit, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Pondosa, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: East of Pondosa, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Skunk Ridge, CA
  5. Topo Map: Burney Falls, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Dana, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Chalk Mountain, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Burney, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Cassel, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #138?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #138 is located on the Burney Falls and Skunk Ridge topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT138T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #138 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.


  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 gain divided by twelve, 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.