Pacific Crest Trail (Section #101)

Disaster Peak to Ebbetts Pass
Located 28.2 miles from South Lake Tahoe, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,462 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #101) has a maximum elevation of 9,354 ft (2,851 m), a minimum elevation of 8,309 ft (2,533 m), and an elevation range of 1,045 ft (319 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,46210.1 mi8,309 ft9,354 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.8 hrs134.21,610 ft1,191 ft
[ B to A ]
3.7 hrs99.21,191 ft1,610 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #101?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #101 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,462 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #101?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #101 in 3.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.7 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #101 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 Disaster Peak to Ebbetts Pass 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: Ebbetts Pass, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Wolf Creek, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Coleville, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Dardanelles Cone, CA
  5. Topo Map: Disaster Peak, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Lost Cannon Peak, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Dardanelle, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Sonora Pass, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Pickel Meadow, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #101?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #101 is located on the Disaster Peak and Ebbetts Pass topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT101T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #101 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.