Humboldt Peak
Pacific Crest Trail Section #127

Located 11.4 miles from Chester, California

4 Stars
21,333 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #127) has a maximum elevation of 7,562 ft (2,305 m), a minimum elevation of 6,202 ft (1,890 m), and an elevation gain of 30,792 ft (9,385 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #127 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
21,33310.0 mi6,202 ft7,562 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.6 hrs0.030,792 ft22,224 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs0.022,224 ft30,792 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #127?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #127 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,333 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #127?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #127 in 3.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Humboldt Peak Topo Maps

Download free Humboldt Peak 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 #127?

Yes, and it's free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #127 is located on the Humboldt Peak topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

PCT127T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #127 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 #127, 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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