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Pacific Crest Trail - section 1, California

   
This trail has a total elevation difference of 4,150 feet, and that is higher than average. This is a two-ended trail with two trailheads which means you have the option of hiking it one way if you have someone to pick you up at the other end. This is a long trail, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. This trail sometimes gets very dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. With its 65.8 miles of walking distance; it's considered a longer backcountry hike. This walk should take you about 10 days, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. This backcountry hiking trail goes through some very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the backcountry hiking trail.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 32.9 miles
Total climbing distance = 19.2 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 5.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 3 days

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 32.9 miles
Total climbing distance = 10.7 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 4.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 2.5 days
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 65.8 miles
Total climbing distance = 29.9 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 10 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 6.5 days

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 65.8 miles
Total climbing distance = 29.9 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 10 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 6.5 days

Total elevation difference: 4150 feet
   
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