Pacific Crest Trail (Section #189)

Packsaddle Mountain to South Sister
Located 23.9 miles from Sisters, Oregon (OR)
4 Stars
21,162 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]

Elevation

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #189) has a maximum elevation of 5,685 ft (1,733 m), a minimum elevation of 5,187 ft (1,581 m), and an elevation range of 498 ft (152 m).

Metrics

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,16210.0 mi5,187 ft5,685 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.4 hrs60.2723 ft371 ft
[ B to A ]
TimeFloorsGainLoss
3.4 hrs30.9371 ft723 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #189?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #189 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,162 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #189?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #189 in 3.4 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Calories

The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #189 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 Packsaddle Mountain to South Sister 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

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  1. Northwest Topo Map: French Mountain, OR
  2. North Topo Map: Substitute Point, OR
  3. Northeast Topo Map: South Sister, OR
  4. West Topo Map: Chucksney Mountain, OR
  5. Topo Map: Packsaddle Mountain, OR
  6. East Topo Map: Elk Lake, OR
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Waldo Mountain, OR
  8. South Topo Map: Irish Mountain, OR
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Crane Prairie Reservoir, OR

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #189?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #189 is located on the Packsaddle Mountain and South Sister topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT189T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #189 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.

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 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.