Pacific Crest Trail Section #15

Located 7.6 miles from Ramona, California (CA)

4 Stars
21,290 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #15) has a maximum elevation of 5,902 ft (1,799 m), a minimum elevation of 4,578 ft (1,395 m), and an elevation gain of 32,534 ft (9,916 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #15 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
21,29010.0 mi4,578 ft5,902 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.6 hrs0.032,534 ft20,418 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs0.020,418 ft32,534 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #15?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #15 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,290 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #15?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #15 in 3.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Butterfly Peak Topo Maps

Download free Butterfly Peak 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: Idyllwild, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Palm View Peak, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Rancho Mirage, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Anza, CA
  5. Topo Map: Butterfly Peak, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Toro Peak, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Beauty Mountain, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Bucksnort Mountain, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Collins Valley, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #15?

Yes, and it's free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #15 is located on the Butterfly Peak topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

PCT015T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #15 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 #15, provided by the National Weather Service. (


  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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