Day & Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California

Day & Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California


This book profiles 31 of the best day and overnight hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail in Southern California.

Discover the best PCT sections for a day hike or weekend jaunt

The 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail traverses the “high road” from Mexico to Canada through three states. In this Southern California guide, local David Money Harris describes 31 day hikes and overnight treks on the PCT near San Diego; in the San Jacinto, San Bernardino, and San Gabriel Mountains; and in the southern Sierra Nevada.

Enjoy sweeping vistas, outstanding wildflowers, rugged ridges, and much more. Hikes range from a 4-mile adventure with amazing views of the Anza-Borrego Desert to a 35-mile trek following the headwaters of the Mojave River through the San Bernardino Mountains down to a remote hot spring.

This handy guide includes:

  • trail maps and elevation profiles
  • ratings for scenery, trail condition, difficulty, solitude, and accessibility for children
  • driving directions to trailheads and GPS waypoints for key locations
  • permit and fee information
  • details about what to expect on the trail

Additional information

Weight 6.5 oz
Dimensions 5 × 7 in

David Money Harris



Page Count:


Illustration Notes

B&W photos, maps, and graphs throughout


Day & Section Hikes

Publication Date



Wilderness Press


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Day & Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *