Pacific Crest Trail (Section #127)

Humboldt Peak
Located 11.4 miles from Chester, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,333 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #127) has a maximum elevation of 7,562 ft (2,305 m), a minimum elevation of 6,202 ft (1,890 m), and an elevation range of 1,360 ft (415 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,33310.0 mi6,202 ft7,562 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.6 hrs106.41,277 ft539 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs44.9539 ft1,277 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #127?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #127 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,333 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #127?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #127 in 3.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #127 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 Humboldt 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: Mineral, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Childs Meadows, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Stover Mountain, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Onion Butte, CA
  5. Topo Map: Humboldt Peak, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Humbug Valley, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Butte Meadows, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Jonesville, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Belden, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #127?

Yes, and it's free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #127 is located on the Humboldt Peak topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

PCT127T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #127 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.