Pacific Crest Trail (Section #180)

Mount Thielsen
Located 41.5 miles from La Pine, Oregon (OR)
4 Stars
23,348 Steps 1  (10.3 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #180) has a maximum elevation of 7,556 ft (2,303 m), a minimum elevation of 6,870 ft (2,094 m), and an elevation range of 686 ft (209 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
23,34810.3 mi6,870 ft7,556 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
5.4 hrs65.1781 ft1,014 ft
[ B to A ]
5.5 hrs84.51,014 ft781 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #180?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #180 is 10.3 mi (16.6 km) or 23,348 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #180?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #180 in 5.4 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 5.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #180 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 Thielsen 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: Lemolo Lake, OR
  2. North Topo Map: Tolo Mountain, OR
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Burn Butte, OR
  4. West Topo Map: Diamond Lake, OR
  5. Topo Map: Mount Thielsen, OR
  6. East Topo Map: Miller Lake, OR
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Pumice Desert West, OR
  8. South Topo Map: Pumice Desert East, OR
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Welch Butte, OR

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #180?

Yes, and it's free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #180 is located on the Mount Thielsen topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

PCT180T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #180 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.