Pacific Crest Trail (Section #159)

Huckleberry Mountain to Seiad Valley
Located 22.4 miles from Fort Jones, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,612 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #159) has a maximum elevation of 6,170 ft (1,881 m), a minimum elevation of 2,320 ft (707 m), and an elevation range of 3,850 ft (1,173 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,61210.1 mi2,320 ft6,170 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs0.00 ft3,716 ft
[ B to A ]
4.0 hrs309.73,716 ft0 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #159?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #159 is 10.1 mi (16.3 km) or 21,612 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #159?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #159 in 3.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.0 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #159 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 Huckleberry Mountain to Seiad Valley 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: Happy Camp, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Slater Butte, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Seiad Valley, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Clear Creek, CA
  5. Topo Map: Huckleberry Mountain, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Grider Valley, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Ukonom Mountain, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Ukonom Lake, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Marble Mountain, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #159?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #159 is located on the Huckleberry Mountain and Seiad Valley topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT159T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #159 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.