Sleepy Valley to Green Valley
Pacific Crest Trail Section #45

Located 12.4 miles from Lancaster, California

4 Stars
21,333 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #45) has a maximum elevation of 4,324 ft (1,318 m), a minimum elevation of 3,307 ft (1,008 m), and an elevation gain of 22,755 ft (6,936 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #45 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
21,33310.0 mi3,307 ft4,324 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.6 hrs0.222,755 ft24,626 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs0.024,626 ft22,755 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #45?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #45 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,333 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #45?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #45 in 3.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Sleepy Valley to Green Valley Topo Maps

Download free Sleepy Valley to Green Valley 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: Lake Hughes, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Del Sur, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Lancaster West, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Green Valley, CA
  5. Topo Map: Sleepy Valley, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Ritter Ridge, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Mint Canyon, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Agua Dulce, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Acton, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #45?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #45 is located on the Sleepy Valley and Green Valley topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT045T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #45 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 #45, 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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