Pacific Crest Trail (Section #48)

Burnt Peak to Liebre Mountain
Located 14.9 miles from Lebec, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,272 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #48) has a maximum elevation of 5,745 ft (1,751 m), a minimum elevation of 4,714 ft (1,437 m), and an elevation range of 1,031 ft (314 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,27210.0 mi4,714 ft5,745 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs99.21,191 ft732 ft
[ B to A ]
3.4 hrs61.0732 ft1,191 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #48?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #48 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,272 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #48?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #48 in 3.5 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 #48 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 Burnt Peak to Liebre Mountain 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: La Liebre Ranch, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Neenach School, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Fairmont Butte, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Liebre Mountain, CA
  5. Topo Map: Burnt Peak, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Lake Hughes, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Whitaker Peak, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Warm Springs Mountain, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Green Valley, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #48?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #48 is located on the Burnt Peak and Liebre Mountain topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT048T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #48 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.