Pacific Crest Trail (Section #102)

Ebbetts Pass
Located 23.2 miles from South Lake Tahoe, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,351 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #102) has a maximum elevation of 8,884 ft (2,708 m), a minimum elevation of 8,158 ft (2,487 m), and an elevation range of 726 ft (221 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,35110.0 mi8,158 ft8,884 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs42.0504 ft1,150 ft
[ B to A ]
3.6 hrs95.81,150 ft504 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #102?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #102 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,351 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #102?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #102 in 3.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.6 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #102 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 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: Carson Pass, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Markleeville, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Heenan Lake, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Pacific Valley, CA
  5. Topo Map: Ebbetts Pass, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Wolf Creek, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Spicer Meadow Reservoir, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Dardanelles Cone, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Disaster Peak, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #102?

Yes, and it's free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #102 is located on the Ebbetts Pass topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

PCT102T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #102 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.