Mount Laguna to Monument Peak
Pacific Crest Trail Section #5

Located 12.6 miles from Julian, California

4 Stars
21,220 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #5) has a maximum elevation of 6,024 ft (1,836 m), a minimum elevation of 5,227 ft (1,593 m), and an elevation gain of 22,515 ft (6,863 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #5 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
21,22010.0 mi5,227 ft6,024 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.4 hrs0.022,515 ft30,345 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs0.030,345 ft22,515 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #5?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #5 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,220 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #5?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #5 in 3.4 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Mount Laguna to Monument Peak Topo Maps

Download free Mount Laguna to Monument 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: Cuyamaca Peak, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Monument Peak, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Agua Caliente Springs, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Descanso, CA
  5. Topo Map: Mount Laguna, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Sombrero Peak, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Morena Reservoir, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Cameron Corners, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Live Oak Springs, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #5?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #5 is located on the Mount Laguna and Monument Peak topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT005T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #5 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 #5, 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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