The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #242) has a maximum elevation of 5,684 ft (1,732 m), a minimum elevation of 4,175 ft (1,272 m), and an elevation gain of 25,333 ft (7,721 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #242 while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
We survey thousands of miles of trails each year. The following metrics are based on the most accurate trail data; no crowdsourced data.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|21,304||10.0 mi||4,175 ft||5,684 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|3.5 hrs||0.2||25,333 ft||24,997 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|3.5 hrs||0.1||24,997 ft||25,333 ft|
The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #242 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,304 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #242 in 3.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Benchmark Mountain to Poe Mountain topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps.
PCT242T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #242 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.
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