Pacific Crest Trail (Section #121)

Dogwood Peak
Located 27.5 miles from Paradise, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,399 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #121) has a maximum elevation of 5,806 ft (1,770 m), a minimum elevation of 2,968 ft (905 m), and an elevation range of 2,838 ft (865 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,39910.1 mi2,968 ft5,806 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.7 hrs234.32,812 ft197 ft
[ B to A ]
3.4 hrs16.4197 ft2,812 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #121?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #121 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,399 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #121?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #121 in 3.7 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 #121 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 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 #121?

Yes, and it's free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #121 is located on the Dogwood Peak topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

PCT121T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #121 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.