Pacific Crest Trail (Section #143)

Shoeinhorse Mountain to Girard Ridge
Located 9.4 miles from Dunsmuir, California (CA)
4 Stars
24,747 Steps 1  (10.6 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #143) has a maximum elevation of 4,006 ft (1,221 m), a minimum elevation of 2,211 ft (674 m), and an elevation range of 1,795 ft (547 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
24,74710.6 mi2,211 ft4,006 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
6.6 hrs131.21,575 ft870 ft
[ B to A ]
6.4 hrs72.5870 ft1,575 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #143?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #143 is 10.6 mi (17.1 km) or 24,747 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #143?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #143 in 6.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 6.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #143 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 Shoeinhorse Mountain to Girard Ridge 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: Girard Ridge, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Lake McCloud, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Grizzly Peak, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Yellowjacket Mountain, CA
  5. Topo Map: Shoeinhorse Mountain, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Big Bend, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Bollibokka Mountain, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Goose Gap, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Roaring Creek, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #143?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #143 is located on the Shoeinhorse Mountain and Girard Ridge topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT143T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #143 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.