Humboldt Peak to Humbug Valley
Pacific Crest Trail Section #128

Located 6.9 miles from Chester, California

4 Stars
21,264 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #128) has a maximum elevation of 7,630 ft (2,326 m), a minimum elevation of 4,888 ft (1,490 m), and an elevation gain of 10,109 ft (3,081 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #128 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
21,26410.0 mi4,888 ft7,630 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.4 hrs0.010,109 ft42,880 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs1.342,880 ft10,109 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #128?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #128 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,264 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #128?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #128 in 3.4 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Humboldt Peak to Humbug Valley Topo Maps

Download free Humboldt Peak to Humbug Valley 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: Mineral, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Childs Meadows, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Stover Mountain, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Onion Butte, CA
  5. Topo Map: Humboldt Peak, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Humbug Valley, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Butte Meadows, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Jonesville, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Belden, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #128?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #128 is located on the Humboldt Peak and Humbug Valley topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT128T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #128 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 #128, 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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