Pacific Crest Trail (Section #253)

Mount Arriva to Slate Peak
Located 27.6 miles from Winthrop, Washington (WA)
4 Stars
21,226 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #253) has a maximum elevation of 6,884 ft (2,098 m), a minimum elevation of 4,293 ft (1,308 m), and an elevation range of 2,591 ft (790 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,22610.0 mi4,293 ft6,884 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs212.32,548 ft671 ft
[ B to A ]
3.4 hrs55.9671 ft2,548 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #253?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #253 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,226 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #253?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #253 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 #253 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 Mount Arriva to Slate 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: Crater Mountain, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Azurite Peak, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Slate Peak, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Mount Logan, WA
  5. Topo Map: Mount Arriva, WA
  6. East Topo Map: Washington Pass, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Goode Mountain, WA
  8. South Topo Map: McGregor Mountain, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: McAlester Mountain, WA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #253?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #253 is located on the Mount Arriva and Slate Peak topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT253T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #253 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.