Pacific Crest Trail (Section #170)

Hyatt Reservoir to Brown Mountain
Located 21.5 miles from Ashland, Oregon (OR)
4 Stars
21,320 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #170) has a maximum elevation of 6,223 ft (1,897 m), a minimum elevation of 4,473 ft (1,363 m), and an elevation range of 1,750 ft (533 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,32010.0 mi4,473 ft6,223 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.6 hrs136.61,639 ft931 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs77.6931 ft1,639 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #170?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #170 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,320 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #170?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #170 in 3.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #170 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 Hyatt Reservoir to Brown Mountain 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: Grizzly Peak, OR
  2. North Topo Map: Robinson Butte, OR
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Brown Mountain, OR
  4. West Topo Map: Emigrant Lake, OR
  5. Topo Map: Hyatt Reservoir, OR
  6. East Topo Map: Little Chinquapin Mountain, OR
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Siskiyou Pass, OR
  8. South Topo Map: Soda Mountain, OR
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Parker Mountain, OR

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #170?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #170 is located on the Hyatt Reservoir and Brown Mountain topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT170T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #170 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.