Cougar Lake to Norse Peak
Pacific Crest Trail Section #226

Located 26.0 miles from Roslyn, Washington

4 Stars
21,284 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #226) has a maximum elevation of 6,389 ft (1,948 m), a minimum elevation of 5,315 ft (1,620 m), and an elevation gain of 26,957 ft (8,217 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #226 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 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,28410.0 mi5,315 ft6,389 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs0.026,957 ft26,018 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs0.026,018 ft26,957 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #226?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #226 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,284 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #226?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #226 in 3.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Cougar Lake to Norse Peak Topo Maps

Download free Cougar Lake to Norse Peak 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

  1. Northwest Topo Map: White River Park, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Norse Peak, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Goose Prairie, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Chinook Pass, WA
  5. Topo Map: Cougar Lake, WA
  6. East Topo Map: Bumping Lake, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Ohanapecosh Hot Springs, WA
  8. South Topo Map: White Pass, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Spiral Butte, WA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #226?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #226 is located on the Cougar Lake and Norse Peak topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT226T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #226 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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  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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