Pacific Crest Trail (Section #144)

Girard Ridge to Dunsmuir
Located 6.6 miles from Dunsmuir, California (CA)
4 Stars
24,776 Steps 1  (10.6 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #144) has a maximum elevation of 4,846 ft (1,477 m), a minimum elevation of 2,644 ft (806 m), and an elevation range of 2,202 ft (671 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
24,77610.6 mi2,644 ft4,846 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
6.6 hrs152.01,824 ft466 ft
[ B to A ]
6.4 hrs38.8466 ft1,824 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #144?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #144 is 10.6 mi (17.1 km) or 24,776 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #144?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #144 in 6.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 6.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #144 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 Girard Ridge to Dunsmuir 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: City of Mount Shasta, CA
  2. North Topo Map: McCloud, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Elk Spring, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Dunsmuir, CA
  5. Topo Map: Girard Ridge, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Lake McCloud, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Tombstone Mountain, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Yellowjacket Mountain, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Shoeinhorse Mountain, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #144?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #144 is located on the Girard Ridge and Dunsmuir topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT144T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #144 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.