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Pacific Crest Trail - section 15, California

   
Pacific Crest Trail - section 15 goes through some very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the hiking trail. Now, this is roughly a 33.5-day backcountry walk, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed. This is a long backpacking trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. Pacific Crest Trail - section 15 is 218.6 miles long; it's longer than many hiking trails. This wilderness hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 6,884 feet which is a higher than average number. This is a two-ended wilderness hiking trail with two trailheads which means you have the option of backcountry trekking it one way if you have someone to pick you up at the other end. Sometimes this backpacking trail gets really dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 109.3 miles
Total climbing distance = 44.8 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 16 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 9 days

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 109.3 miles
Total climbing distance = 57 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 17.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 9.5 days
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 218.6 miles
Total climbing distance = 101.8 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 33.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 22 days

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 218.6 miles
Total climbing distance = 101.8 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 33.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 22 days

Total elevation difference: 6884 feet
   
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