Pacific Crest Trail (Section #122)

Dogwood Peak to Bucks Lake
Located 27.9 miles from Paradise, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,220 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #122) has a maximum elevation of 6,213 ft (1,894 m), a minimum elevation of 5,495 ft (1,675 m), and an elevation range of 718 ft (219 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,22010.0 mi5,495 ft6,213 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.4 hrs69.2830 ft404 ft
[ B to A ]
3.4 hrs33.7404 ft830 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #122?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #122 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,220 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #122?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #122 in 3.4 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #122 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 Dogwood Peak to Bucks Lake 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: Bucks Lake, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Meadow Valley, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Quincy, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Haskins Valley, CA
  5. Topo Map: Dogwood Peak, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Onion Valley, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Cascade, CA
  8. South Topo Map: American House, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: La Porte, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #122?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #122 is located on the Dogwood Peak and Bucks Lake topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT122T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #122 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.