Butler Peak to Lake Arrowhead
Pacific Crest Trail Section #29

Located 9.8 miles from Hesperia, California

4 Stars
21,342 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #29) has a maximum elevation of 5,318 ft (1,621 m), a minimum elevation of 3,751 ft (1,143 m), and an elevation gain of 18,963 ft (5,780 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #29 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.


We survey thousands of miles of trails each year. The following metrics are based on the most accurate trail data; no crowdsourced data.

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,34210.0 mi3,751 ft5,318 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs0.018,963 ft33,951 ft
[ B to A ]
3.6 hrs0.433,951 ft18,963 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #29?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #29 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,342 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #29?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #29 in 3.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.6 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Butler Peak to Lake Arrowhead Topo Maps

Download free Butler Peak to Lake Arrowhead topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps.

Adjoining 7.5 Minute Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Apple Valley South, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Fifteenmile Valley, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Lucerne Valley, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Lake Arrowhead, CA
  5. Topo Map: Butler Peak, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Fawnskin, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Harrison Mountain, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Keller Peak, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Big Bear Lake, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #29?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #29 is located on the Butler Peak and Lake Arrowhead topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT029T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #29 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

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Pacific Crest Trail Section #29, provided by the National Weather Service. (weather.gov)



  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 is the cumulative elevation gain.
  8. Loss is the cumulative elevation loss.

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