Union Peak to Crater Lake West
Pacific Crest Trail Section #177

Located 29.3 miles from Chiloquin, Oregon

4 Stars
21,461 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)

The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #177) has a maximum elevation of 7,383 ft (2,250 m), a minimum elevation of 6,074 ft (1,851 m), and an elevation gain of 27,962 ft (8,523 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #177 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.


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
21,46110.0 mi6,074 ft7,383 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.8 hrs1.427,962 ft24,978 ft
[ B to A ]
3.7 hrs0.024,978 ft27,962 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #177?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #177 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,461 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #177?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #177 in 3.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.7 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Union Peak to Crater Lake West Topo Maps

Download free Union Peak to Crater Lake West 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

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Thousand Springs, OR
  2. North Topo Map: Crater Lake West, OR
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Crater Lake East, OR
  4. West Topo Map: Red Blanket Mountain, OR
  5. Topo Map: Union Peak, OR
  6. East Topo Map: Maklaks Crater, OR
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Imnaha Creek, OR
  8. South Topo Map: Devils Peak, OR
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Mares Egg Spring, OR

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #177?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #177 is located on the Union Peak and Crater Lake West topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT177T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #177 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.

Local Weather Forecast

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Pacific Crest Trail Section #177, provided by the National Weather Service. (weather.gov)



  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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