Pacific Crest Trail (Section #62)

Horse Canyon to Walker Pass
Located 22.1 miles from Ridgecrest, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,201 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #62) has a maximum elevation of 6,950 ft (2,118 m), a minimum elevation of 5,747 ft (1,752 m), and an elevation range of 1,203 ft (367 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,20110.0 mi5,747 ft6,950 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.3 hrs40.6487 ft1,288 ft
[ B to A ]
3.4 hrs107.31,288 ft487 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #62?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #62 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,201 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #62?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #62 in 3.3 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 #62 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 Horse Canyon to Walker Pass 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: Onyx, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Walker Pass, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Owens Peak, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Cane Canyon, CA
  5. Topo Map: Horse Canyon, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Freeman Junction, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Pinyon Mountain, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Dove Spring, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Saltdale NW, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #62?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #62 is located on the Horse Canyon and Walker Pass topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT062T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #62 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.