Pacific Crest Trail (Section #120)

Onion Valley to Dogwood Peak
Located 30.1 miles from Portola, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,435 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #120) has a maximum elevation of 6,044 ft (1,842 m), a minimum elevation of 3,187 ft (971 m), and an elevation range of 2,857 ft (871 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,43510.1 mi3,187 ft6,044 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs3.744 ft2,838 ft
[ B to A ]
3.8 hrs236.52,838 ft44 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #120?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #120 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,435 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #120?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #120 in 3.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.8 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #120 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 Onion Valley to Dogwood Peak 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: Meadow Valley, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Quincy, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Spring Garden, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Dogwood Peak, CA
  5. Topo Map: Onion Valley, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Blue Nose Mountain, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: American House, CA
  8. South Topo Map: La Porte, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Mount Fillmore, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #120?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #120 is located on the Onion Valley and Dogwood Peak topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT120T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #120 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.