Caples Lake to Echo Lake
Pacific Crest Trail Section #105

Located 8.5 miles from South Lake Tahoe, California

4 Stars
21,685 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #105) has a maximum elevation of 8,997 ft (2,742 m), a minimum elevation of 7,215 ft (2,199 m), and an elevation gain of 22,660 ft (6,907 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.

Calories

The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #105 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.

Metrics

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 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,68510.1 mi7,215 ft8,997 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.8 hrs0.722,660 ft30,557 ft
[ B to A ]
TimeFloorsGainLoss
4.0 hrs0.630,557 ft22,660 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #105?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #105 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,685 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #105?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #105 in 3.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.0 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Caples Lake to Echo Lake Topo Maps

Download free Caples Lake to Echo Lake topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps.

Adjoining 7.5 Minute Quadrangle Legend

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  1. Northwest Topo Map: Pyramid Peak, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Echo Lake, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Freel Peak, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Tragedy Spring, CA
  5. Topo Map: Caples Lake, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Carson Pass, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Bear River Reservoir, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Mokelumne Peak, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Pacific Valley, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #105?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #105 is located on the Caples Lake and Echo Lake topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT105T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #105 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.

Local Weather Forecast

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Pacific Crest Trail Section #105, provided by the National Weather Service. (weather.gov)

 

Footnotes

  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 sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain is the cumulative elevation gain.
  8. Loss is the cumulative elevation loss.

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