Pacific Crest Trail (Section #109)

Homewood to Tahoe City
Located 6.1 miles from Tahoe City, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,267 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #109) has a maximum elevation of 8,426 ft (2,568 m), a minimum elevation of 7,154 ft (2,180 m), and an elevation range of 1,272 ft (388 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,26710.0 mi7,154 ft8,426 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs135.81,629 ft358 ft
[ B to A ]
3.4 hrs29.8358 ft1,629 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #109?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #109 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,267 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #109?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #109 in 3.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #109 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 Homewood to Tahoe City 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: Granite Chief, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Tahoe City, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Kings Beach, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Wentworth Springs, CA
  5. Topo Map: Homewood, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Meeks Bay, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Loon Lake, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Rockbound Valley, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Emerald Bay, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #109?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #109 is located on the Homewood and Tahoe City topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT109T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #109 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.