Pacific Crest Trail (Section #25)

Onyx Peak to Big Bear City
Located 7.1 miles from Big Bear Lake, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,253 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #25) has a maximum elevation of 8,667 ft (2,642 m), a minimum elevation of 6,804 ft (2,074 m), and an elevation range of 1,863 ft (568 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,25310.0 mi6,804 ft8,667 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.4 hrs11.3136 ft1,727 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs143.91,727 ft136 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #25?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #25 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,253 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #25?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #25 in 3.4 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 #25 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 Onyx Peak to Big Bear City 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: Big Bear City, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Rattlesnake Canyon, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Bighorn Canyon, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Moonridge, CA
  5. Topo Map: Onyx Peak, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Rimrock, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: San Gorgonio Mountain, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Catclaw Flat, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Morongo Valley, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #25?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #25 is located on the Onyx Peak and Big Bear City topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT025T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #25 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.