Pacific Crest Trail (Section #146)

Dunsmuir to Seven Lakes Basin
Located 6.3 miles from Dunsmuir, California (CA)
4 Stars
24,247 Steps 1  (10.5 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #146) has a maximum elevation of 4,806 ft (1,465 m), a minimum elevation of 2,589 ft (789 m), and an elevation range of 2,217 ft (676 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
24,24710.5 mi2,589 ft4,806 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
6.6 hrs207.22,487 ft279 ft
[ B to A ]
5.8 hrs23.2279 ft2,487 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #146?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #146 is 10.5 mi (16.9 km) or 24,247 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #146?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #146 in 6.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 5.8 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #146 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 Dunsmuir to Seven Lakes Basin 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: Mount Eddy, CA
  2. North Topo Map: City of Mount Shasta, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: McCloud, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Seven Lakes Basin, CA
  5. Topo Map: Dunsmuir, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Girard Ridge, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Chicken Hawk Hill, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Tombstone Mountain, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Yellowjacket Mountain, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #146?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #146 is located on the Dunsmuir and Seven Lakes Basin topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT146T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #146 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.