Pacific Crest Trail (Section #161)

Seiad Valley to Kangaroo Mountain
Located 28.0 miles from Fort Jones, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,757 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #161) has a maximum elevation of 5,936 ft (1,809 m), a minimum elevation of 1,313 ft (400 m), and an elevation range of 4,623 ft (1,409 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,75710.1 mi1,313 ft5,936 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.5 hrs366.34,396 ft79 ft
[ B to A ]
3.6 hrs6.679 ft4,396 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #161?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #161 is 10.1 mi (16.3 km) or 21,757 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #161?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #161 in 4.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.6 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #161 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 Seiad Valley to Kangaroo Mountain 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: Figurehead Mountain, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Kangaroo Mountain, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Dutch Creek, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Slater Butte, CA
  5. Topo Map: Seiad Valley, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Hamburg, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Huckleberry Mountain, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Grider Valley, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Scott Bar, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #161?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #161 is located on the Seiad Valley and Kangaroo Mountain topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT161T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #161 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.