Pacific Crest Trail (Section #245)

Lime Mountain to Gamma Peak
Located 34.2 miles from Gold Bar, Washington (WA)
4 Stars
24,986 Steps 1  (10.6 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #245) has a maximum elevation of 6,125 ft (1,867 m), a minimum elevation of 3,297 ft (1,005 m), and an elevation range of 2,828 ft (862 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
24,98610.6 mi3,297 ft6,125 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
6.8 hrs208.92,507 ft2,805 ft
[ B to A ]
6.8 hrs233.82,805 ft2,507 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #245?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #245 is 10.6 mi (17.1 km) or 24,986 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #245?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #245 in 6.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 6.8 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #245 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 Lime Mountain to Gamma Peak 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: Huckleberry Mountain, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Downey Mountain, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Dome Peak, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Mount Pugh, WA
  5. Topo Map: Lime Mountain, WA
  6. East Topo Map: Gamma Peak, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Sloan Peak, WA
  8. South Topo Map: Glacier Peak West, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Glacier Peak East, WA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #245?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #245 is located on the Lime Mountain and Gamma Peak topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT245T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #245 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.