Pacific Crest Trail Section #19

Located 8.8 miles from Idyllwild, California (CA)

4 Stars
21,502 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #19) has a maximum elevation of 8,029 ft (2,447 m), a minimum elevation of 3,875 ft (1,181 m), and an elevation gain of 5,055 ft (1,541 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #19 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.


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,50210.1 mi3,875 ft8,029 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.4 hrs0.05,055 ft43,659 ft
[ B to A ]
4.0 hrs1.343,659 ft5,055 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #19?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #19 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,502 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #19?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #19 in 3.4 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.0 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

San Jacinto Peak North Topo Maps

Download free San Jacinto Peak North topo maps 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: Cabazon, CA
  2. North Topo Map: White Water, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Desert Hot Springs, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Lake Fulmor, CA
  5. Topo Map: San Jacinto Peak, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Palm Springs, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Blackburn Canyon, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Idyllwild, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Palm View Peak, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #19?

Yes, and it's free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #19 is located on the San Jacinto Peak topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

PCT019T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #19 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 #19, 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 (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.

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