Pacific Crest Trail (Section #71)

Templeton Mountain to Cirque Peak
Located 13.1 miles from Lone Pine, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,247 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #71) has a maximum elevation of 10,661 ft (3,249 m), a minimum elevation of 9,336 ft (2,846 m), and an elevation range of 1,325 ft (404 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,24710.0 mi9,336 ft10,661 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs115.41,385 ft1,021 ft
[ B to A ]
3.4 hrs85.11,021 ft1,385 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #71?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #71 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,247 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #71?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #71 in 3.5 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 #71 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 Templeton Mountain to Cirque 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: Johnson Peak, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Cirque Peak, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Bartlett, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Kern Peak, CA
  5. Topo Map: Templeton Mountain, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Olancha, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Casa Vieja Meadows, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Monache Mountain, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Haiwee Pass, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #71?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #71 is located on the Templeton Mountain and Cirque Peak topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT071T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #71 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.