Pacific Crest Trail (Section #36)

Mount San Antonio to Crystal Lake
Located 9.1 miles from Wrightwood, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,707 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #36) has a maximum elevation of 9,226 ft (2,812 m), a minimum elevation of 6,585 ft (2,007 m), and an elevation range of 2,641 ft (805 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,70710.1 mi6,585 ft9,226 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.0 hrs206.42,477 ft1,393 ft
[ B to A ]
3.9 hrs116.11,393 ft2,477 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #36?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #36 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,707 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #36?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #36 in 4.0 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.9 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #36 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 San Antonio to Crystal Lake 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: Valyermo, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Mescal Creek, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Phelan, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Crystal Lake, CA
  5. Topo Map: Mount San Antonio, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Telegraph Peak, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Glendora, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Mount Baldy, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Cucamonga Peak, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #36?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #36 is located on the Mount San Antonio and Crystal Lake topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT036T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #36 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.