Pacific Crest Trail (Section #251)

Mcgregor Mountain to Washington Pass
Located 24.4 miles from Winthrop, Washington (WA)
4 Stars
21,275 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #251) has a maximum elevation of 6,248 ft (1,905 m), a minimum elevation of 3,508 ft (1,069 m), and an elevation range of 2,740 ft (835 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,27510.0 mi3,508 ft6,248 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs228.32,740 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
3.4 hrs0.00 ft2,740 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #251?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #251 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,275 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #251?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #251 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 #251 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 Mcgregor Mountain to Washington 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: Mount Logan, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Mount Arriva, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Washington Pass, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Goode Mountain, WA
  5. Topo Map: McGregor Mountain, WA
  6. East Topo Map: McAlester Mountain, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Agnes Mountain, WA
  8. South Topo Map: Mount Lyall, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Stehekin, WA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #251?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #251 is located on the Mcgregor Mountain and Washington Pass topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT251T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #251 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.