Pacific Crest Trail (Section #183)

Cowhorn Mountain to Emigrant Butte
Located 24.0 miles from Oakridge, Oregon (OR)
4 Stars
22,815 Steps 1  (10.2 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #183) has a maximum elevation of 7,034 ft (2,144 m), a minimum elevation of 5,551 ft (1,692 m), and an elevation range of 1,483 ft (452 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
22,81510.2 mi5,551 ft7,034 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.8 hrs53.3640 ft1,437 ft
[ B to A ]
5.2 hrs119.81,437 ft640 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #183?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #183 is 10.2 mi (16.5 km) or 22,815 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #183?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #183 in 4.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 5.2 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #183 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 Cowhorn Mountain to Emigrant Butte 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: Diamond Peak, OR
  2. North Topo Map: Willamette Pass, OR
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Odell Lake, OR
  4. West Topo Map: Emigrant Butte, OR
  5. Topo Map: Cowhorn Mountain, OR
  6. East Topo Map: Crescent Lake, OR
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Lemolo Lake, OR
  8. South Topo Map: Tolo Mountain, OR
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Burn Butte, OR

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #183?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #183 is located on the Cowhorn Mountain and Emigrant Butte topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT183T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #183 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.