Pacific Crest Trail (Section #255)

Pasayten Peak
Located 36.4 miles from Winthrop, Washington (WA)
4 Stars
21,319 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #255) has a maximum elevation of 6,745 ft (2,056 m), a minimum elevation of 5,107 ft (1,557 m), and an elevation range of 1,638 ft (499 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,31910.0 mi5,107 ft6,745 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs80.5966 ft1,828 ft
[ B to A ]
3.6 hrs152.31,828 ft966 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #255?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #255 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,319 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #255?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #255 in 3.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.6 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #255 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 Pasayten 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: Castle Peak, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Frosty Creek, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Tatoosh Buttes, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Shull Mountain, WA
  5. Topo Map: Pasayten Peak, WA
  6. East Topo Map: Mount Lago, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Azurite Peak, WA
  8. South Topo Map: Slate Peak, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Robinson Mountain, WA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #255?

Yes, and it's free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #255 is located on the Pasayten Peak topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

PCT255T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #255 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.