Horse Canyon to Walker Pass
Pacific Crest Trail Section #62

Located 22.1 miles from Ridgecrest, California

4 Stars
21,201 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #62) has a maximum elevation of 6,950 ft (2,118 m), a minimum elevation of 5,747 ft (1,752 m), and an elevation gain of 18,274 ft (5,570 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #62 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.


We survey thousands of miles of trails each year. The following metrics are based on the most accurate trail data; no crowdsourced data.

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,20110.0 mi5,747 ft6,950 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.3 hrs0.018,274 ft27,381 ft
[ B to A ]
3.4 hrs0.027,381 ft18,274 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #62?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #62 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,201 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #62?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #62 in 3.3 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Horse Canyon to Walker Pass Topo Maps

Download free Horse Canyon to Walker Pass topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps.

Adjoining 7.5 Minute Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Onyx, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Walker Pass, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Owens Peak, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Cane Canyon, CA
  5. Topo Map: Horse Canyon, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Freeman Junction, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Pinyon Mountain, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Dove Spring, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Saltdale NW, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #62?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #62 is located on the Horse Canyon and Walker Pass topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT062T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #62 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 #62, 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 is the cumulative elevation gain.
  8. Loss is the cumulative elevation loss.

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