Pacific Crest Trail (Section #149)

Mount Eddy to South China Mountain
Located 10.8 miles from Weed, California (CA)
4 Stars
23,604 Steps 1  (10.4 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #149) has a maximum elevation of 7,700 ft (2,347 m), a minimum elevation of 6,739 ft (2,054 m), and an elevation range of 961 ft (293 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
23,60410.4 mi6,739 ft7,700 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
5.5 hrs1.720 ft938 ft
[ B to A ]
5.8 hrs78.2938 ft20 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #149?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #149 is 10.4 mi (16.7 km) or 23,604 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #149?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #149 in 5.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 5.8 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #149 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 Mount Eddy to South China Mountain 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: China Mountain, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Weed, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Hotlum, CA
  4. West Topo Map: South China Mountain, CA
  5. Topo Map: Mount Eddy, CA
  6. East Topo Map: City of Mount Shasta, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Mumbo Basin, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Seven Lakes Basin, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Dunsmuir, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #149?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #149 is located on the Mount Eddy and South China Mountain topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT149T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #149 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.