Pacific Crest Trail (Section #30)

Lake Arrowhead to Silverwood Lake
Located 6.2 miles from Hesperia, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,317 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #30) has a maximum elevation of 3,877 ft (1,182 m), a minimum elevation of 3,002 ft (915 m), and an elevation range of 875 ft (267 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,31710.0 mi3,002 ft3,877 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs35.4425 ft738 ft
[ B to A ]
3.6 hrs61.5738 ft425 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #30?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #30 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,317 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #30?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #30 in 3.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.6 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #30 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 Lake Arrowhead to Silverwood Lake 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: Hesperia, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Apple Valley South, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Fifteenmile Valley, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Silverwood Lake, CA
  5. Topo Map: Lake Arrowhead, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Butler Peak, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: San Bernardino North, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Harrison Mountain, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Keller Peak, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #30?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #30 is located on the Lake Arrowhead and Silverwood Lake topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT030T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #30 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.