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Pacific Crest Trail - section 18, California

   
This hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 7,782 feet which is a higher than average number. There are two trailheads to chose from, one in each end which means you have the option of trekking it one way if you have someone to pick you up at the other end. Keep in mind that this is a long great outdoors hiking trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. This hiking and backpacking trail goes through some very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the hiking and backpacking trail. Pacific Crest Trail - section 18 is 458.6 miles long; it's longer than many hiking and backpacking trails. At parts of the year this area sees very little rain, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Of course, this is an overnight walk, 71 days normally, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 229.3 miles
Total climbing distance = 110.3 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 35.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 19.5 days

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 229.3 miles
Total climbing distance = 115.5 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 36 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 20 days
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 458.6 miles
Total climbing distance = 225.8 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 71 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 47.5 days

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 458.6 miles
Total climbing distance = 225.8 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 71 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 47.5 days

Total elevation difference: 7782 feet
   
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