Pacific Crest Trail (Section #57)

Cross Mountain to Emerald Mountain
Located 16.9 miles from Tehachapi, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,632 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #57) has a maximum elevation of 6,168 ft (1,880 m), a minimum elevation of 4,995 ft (1,522 m), and an elevation range of 1,173 ft (358 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,63210.1 mi4,995 ft6,168 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.0 hrs135.41,625 ft772 ft
[ B to A ]
3.8 hrs64.3772 ft1,625 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #57?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #57 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,632 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #57?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #57 in 4.0 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.8 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #57 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 Cross Mountain to Emerald 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: Claraville, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Pinyon Mountain, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Dove Spring, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Emerald Mountain, CA
  5. Topo Map: Cross Mountain, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Cinco, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Tehachapi NE, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Cache Peak, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Mojave NE, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #57?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #57 is located on the Cross Mountain and Emerald Mountain topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT057T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #57 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.