Pacific Crest Trail (Section #33)

Cajon to Telegraph Peak
Located 8.6 miles from Wrightwood, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,432 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #33) has a maximum elevation of 3,988 ft (1,216 m), a minimum elevation of 2,975 ft (907 m), and an elevation range of 1,013 ft (309 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,43210.0 mi2,975 ft3,988 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.6 hrs78.8946 ft790 ft
[ B to A ]
3.7 hrs65.8790 ft946 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #33?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #33 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,432 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #33?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #33 in 3.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.7 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #33 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 Cajon to Telegraph Peak 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: Phelan, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Baldy Mesa, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Hesperia, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Telegraph Peak, CA
  5. Topo Map: Cajon, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Silverwood Lake, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Cucamonga Peak, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Devore, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: San Bernardino North, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #33?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #33 is located on the Cajon and Telegraph Peak topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT033T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #33 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.