Pacific Crest Trail (Section #4)

Mount Laguna
Located 18.3 miles from Julian, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,284 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #4) has a maximum elevation of 6,066 ft (1,849 m), a minimum elevation of 4,240 ft (1,292 m), and an elevation range of 1,826 ft (557 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,28410.0 mi4,240 ft6,066 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.6 hrs158.21,899 ft208 ft
[ B to A ]
3.4 hrs17.3208 ft1,899 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #4?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #4 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,284 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #4?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #4 in 3.6 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 #4 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 Mount Laguna 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: Cuyamaca Peak, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Monument Peak, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Agua Caliente Springs, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Descanso, CA
  5. Topo Map: Mount Laguna, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Sombrero Peak, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Morena Reservoir, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Cameron Corners, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Live Oak Springs, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #4?

Yes, and it's free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #4 is located on the Mount Laguna topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

PCT004T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #4 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.