Pacific Crest Trail (Section #135)

Murken Bench to Hogback Ridge
Located 44.1 miles from Chester, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,228 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #135) has a maximum elevation of 5,082 ft (1,549 m), a minimum elevation of 3,682 ft (1,122 m), and an elevation range of 1,400 ft (427 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,22810.0 mi3,682 ft5,082 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.4 hrs8.197 ft1,453 ft
[ B to A ]
3.4 hrs121.11,453 ft97 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #135?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #135 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,228 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #135?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #135 in 3.4 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #135 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 Murken Bench to Hogback Ridge 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: Cassel, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Hogback Ridge, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Coble Mountain, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Burney Mountain East, CA
  5. Topo Map: Murken Bench, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Jellico, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Thousand Lakes Valley, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Old Station, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Swains Hole, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #135?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #135 is located on the Murken Bench and Hogback Ridge topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT135T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #135 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.