San Jacinto Peak to White Water
Pacific Crest Trail Section #20

Located 8.9 miles from Desert Hot Springs, California

4 Stars
21,332 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #20) has a maximum elevation of 3,869 ft (1,179 m), a minimum elevation of 1,215 ft (370 m), and an elevation gain of 11,240 ft (3,426 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.

Calories

The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #20 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.

Metrics

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
21,33210.0 mi1,215 ft3,869 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.4 hrs0.211,240 ft32,746 ft
[ B to A ]
TimeFloorsGainLoss
3.6 hrs1.232,746 ft11,240 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #20?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #20 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,332 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #20?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #20 in 3.4 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.6 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

San Jacinto Peak to White Water Topo Maps

Download free San Jacinto Peak to White Water 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

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  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 #20?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #20 is located on the San Jacinto Peak and White Water topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT020T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #20 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 #20, provided by the National Weather Service. (weather.gov)

 

Footnotes

  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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