Pacific Crest Trail (Section #206)

Bull Run Lake to Wahtum Lake
Located 7.5 miles from Cascade Locks, Oregon (OR)
4 Stars
21,336 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #206) has a maximum elevation of 4,507 ft (1,374 m), a minimum elevation of 3,790 ft (1,155 m), and an elevation range of 717 ft (219 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,33610.0 mi3,790 ft4,507 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs28.5342 ft858 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs71.5858 ft342 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #206?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #206 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,336 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #206?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #206 in 3.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #206 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.

Topo Maps

Download the free Bull Run Lake to Wahtum Lake topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Tanner Butte, OR
  2. North Topo Map: Wahtum Lake, OR
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Dee, OR
  4. West Topo Map: Hickman Butte, OR
  5. Topo Map: Bull Run Lake, OR
  6. East Topo Map: Mount Hood North, OR
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Rhododendron, OR
  8. South Topo Map: Government Camp, OR
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Mount Hood South, OR

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #206?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #206 is located on the Bull Run Lake and Wahtum Lake topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT206T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #206 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.


  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.