Pacific Crest Trail (Section #22)

Catclaw Flat
Located 11.2 miles from Desert Hot Springs, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,462 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #22) has a maximum elevation of 4,674 ft (1,425 m), a minimum elevation of 2,810 ft (856 m), and an elevation range of 1,864 ft (568 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,46210.1 mi2,810 ft4,674 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.8 hrs203.82,445 ft584 ft
[ B to A ]
3.6 hrs48.7584 ft2,445 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #22?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #22 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,462 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #22?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #22 in 3.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.6 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #22 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 Catclaw Flat 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: Moonridge, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Onyx Peak, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Rimrock, CA
  4. West Topo Map: San Gorgonio Mountain, CA
  5. Topo Map: Catclaw Flat, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Morongo Valley, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Cabazon, CA
  8. South Topo Map: White Water, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Desert Hot Springs, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #22?

Yes, and it's free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #22 is located on the Catclaw Flat topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

PCT022T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #22 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.