Yellow Dog Peak to Boulder Peak
Pacific Crest Trail Section #156

Located 11.9 miles from Etna, California

4 Stars
21,324 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #156) has a maximum elevation of 6,557 ft (1,999 m), a minimum elevation of 6,133 ft (1,869 m), and an elevation gain of 26,632 ft (8,117 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #156 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
21,32410.0 mi6,133 ft6,557 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs0.126,632 ft26,343 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs0.326,343 ft26,632 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #156?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #156 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,324 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #156?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #156 in 3.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Yellow Dog Peak to Boulder Peak Topo Maps

Download free Yellow Dog Peak to Boulder Peak 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: Marble Mountain, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Boulder Peak, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Greenview, CA
  4. West Topo Map: English Peak, CA
  5. Topo Map: Yellow Dog Peak, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Etna, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Sawyers Bar, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Tanners Peak, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Eaton Peak, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #156?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #156 is located on the Yellow Dog Peak and Boulder Peak topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT156T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #156 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 #156, 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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