Pacific Crest Trail Section #115

Located 18.2 miles from Portola, California (CA)

4 Stars
21,430 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #115) has a maximum elevation of 6,523 ft (1,988 m), a minimum elevation of 4,586 ft (1,398 m), and an elevation gain of 20,135 ft (6,137 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #115 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.


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,43010.0 mi4,586 ft6,523 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs0.120,135 ft32,871 ft
[ B to A ]
3.8 hrs1.832,871 ft20,135 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #115?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #115 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,430 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #115?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #115 in 3.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.8 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Haypress Valley Topo Maps

Download free Haypress Valley topo maps 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: Gold Lake, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Clio, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Calpine, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Sierra City, CA
  5. Topo Map: Haypress Valley, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Sattley, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Graniteville, CA
  8. South Topo Map: English Mountain, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Webber Peak, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #115?

Yes, and it's free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #115 is located on the Haypress Valley topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

PCT115T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #115 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.

Local Weather Forecast

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Pacific Crest Trail Section #115, provided by the National Weather Service. (


  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 sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, 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.

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