Mount Mcloughlin to Pelican Butte
Pacific Crest Trail Section #173

Located 18.9 miles from Chiloquin, Oregon

4 Stars
21,107 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #173) has a maximum elevation of 6,331 ft (1,930 m), a minimum elevation of 5,868 ft (1,789 m), and an elevation gain of 23,715 ft (7,228 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.

Calories

The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #173 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.

Metrics

We survey thousands of miles of trails each year. The following metrics are based on the most accurate trail data; no crowdsourced data.

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,10710.0 mi5,868 ft6,331 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.4 hrs0.023,715 ft29,014 ft
[ B to A ]
TimeFloorsGainLoss
3.3 hrs0.029,014 ft23,715 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #173?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #173 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,107 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #173?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #173 in 3.4 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.3 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Mount Mcloughlin to Pelican Butte Topo Maps

Download free Mount Mcloughlin to Pelican Butte topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps.

Adjoining 7.5 Minute Quadrangle Legend

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  1. Northwest Topo Map: Big Butte Springs, OR
  2. North Topo Map: Rustler Peak, OR
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Pelican Butte, OR
  4. West Topo Map: Willow Lake, OR
  5. Topo Map: Mount McLoughlin, OR
  6. East Topo Map: Lake of the Woods North, OR
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Robinson Butte, OR
  8. South Topo Map: Brown Mountain, OR
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Lake of the Woods South, OR

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #173?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #173 is located on the Mount Mcloughlin and Pelican Butte topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT173T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #173 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.

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Footnotes

  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 sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain is the cumulative elevation gain.
  8. Loss is the cumulative elevation loss.

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