Pacific Crest Trail Section #104

Located 14.6 miles from South Lake Tahoe, California (CA)

4 Stars
21,353 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #104) has a maximum elevation of 9,032 ft (2,753 m), a minimum elevation of 8,239 ft (2,511 m), and an elevation gain of 23,423 ft (7,139 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #104 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.


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,35310.0 mi8,239 ft9,032 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.6 hrs0.023,423 ft29,591 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs0.229,591 ft23,423 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #104?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #104 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,353 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #104?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #104 in 3.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Carson Pass to Caples Lake Topo Maps

Download free Carson Pass to Caples Lake topo maps 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: Echo Lake, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Freel Peak, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Woodfords, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Caples Lake, CA
  5. Topo Map: Carson Pass, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Markleeville, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Mokelumne Peak, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Pacific Valley, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Ebbetts Pass, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #104?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #104 is located on the Carson Pass and Caples Lake topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT104T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #104 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 #104, provided by the National Weather Service. (


  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 (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.

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