Pacific Crest Trail (Section #105)

Caples Lake to Echo Lake
Located 8.5 miles from South Lake Tahoe, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,685 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


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 range of 1,782 ft (543 m).


[ 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 hrs43.9527 ft1,654 ft
[ B to A ]
4.0 hrs137.81,654 ft527 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.


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.

Topo Maps

Download the free Caples Lake to Echo 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: 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.


  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.