Pacific Crest Trail (Section #132)

Prospect Peak to West Prospect Peak
Located 24.6 miles from Chester, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,312 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #132) has a maximum elevation of 6,325 ft (1,928 m), a minimum elevation of 4,763 ft (1,452 m), and an elevation range of 1,562 ft (476 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,31210.0 mi4,763 ft6,325 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.4 hrs14.8178 ft1,513 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs126.11,513 ft178 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #132?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #132 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,312 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #132?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #132 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 #132 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 Prospect Peak to West Prospect 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: Old Station, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Swains Hole, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Poison Lake, CA
  4. West Topo Map: West Prospect Peak, CA
  5. Topo Map: Prospect Peak, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Bogard Buttes, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Reading Peak, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Mount Harkness, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Red Cinder, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #132?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #132 is located on the Prospect Peak and West Prospect Peak topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT132T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #132 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.