PCT Section Hiking Resource PagePosted by Adventure 16 | 03.20.2017
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL SECTION HIKING TIPS & HINTS
All Hikes are ONE WAY. Shuttle is needed.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY & BORDERING COUNTIES
- Campo North to Lake Morena County Park: 20.1 miles
- Lake Morena County Park North to Burnt Rancheria: 21.4 Miles
- Backpacker Magazine’s PCT Section Hikes & Interactive Maps: Sections 1 through 5
LOS ANGELES COUNTY & BORDERING COUNTIES
- Backpacker Magazine’s PCT Section Hikes & Interactive Maps: Sections 6 through 13
- Section 6: CA 74 to I-10: 54.3 miles
- Section 7: I-10 to Big Bear City: 48.9 miles
- Section 8: Big Bear City to Crab Flats: 21.16 miles
- Section 9: Crab Flats to CA 138: 30.4 miles
- Section 10: CA 138 to I-15: 10.5 miles
- Section 11: Cajon Junction to CA 2
- Section 12: CA 2 to Three Points
- Section 13: Three Points to Agua Dulce
Halfmile's PCT Maps: Halfmile Pacific Crest Trail Maps are free .PDF files optimized for printing on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper.
THE JOHN MUIR TRAIL (JMT)
The 211-mile John Muir Trail is considered to be one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the U.S. Southbound, it starts in Yosemite National Park, passes through the Ansel Adams Wilderness and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks, and ends at Mt. Whitney. For 170 miles the JMT follows the Pacific Crest Trail. The three places where the two trails diverge include: Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows, Thousand Island Lake to Reds Meadow and Crab Tree Meadow to Mt. Whitney.
JMT Hiking Resources:
Safety on the Trail
Before heading out:
Check Weather Report
Check PCT Trail Conditions
Check PCT Water Report if you can’t carry all you need
Acquire any needed Camping Permits
Acquire any needed Campfire Permits
“The PCTA strongly urges all hikers using the backcountry to obtain a California fire permit. The permit covers use of campfires and stoves in ALL Park Service, Forest Service, BLM and State Lands within the state of California. Permits can be obtained at any US forest service, National Park service, BLM, or California Division of Forestry office. They are free and valid for one year. The purpose of the permit is to ensure that people using the back country have all the proper information about safe use of fire in the backcountry.”
Campfire Permits are required for open fires, such as campfire, barbecues and portable stoves on federally controlled lands and private lands that are the property of another person.
On private lands, written permission from the landowner is also required for campfire use.