Pacific Crest Trail (Section #185)

Willamette Pass to Waldo Lake
Located 24.6 miles from Oakridge, Oregon (OR)
4 Stars
30,057 Steps 1  (12.9 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #185) has a maximum elevation of 6,398 ft (1,950 m), a minimum elevation of 4,954 ft (1,510 m), and an elevation range of 1,444 ft (440 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
30,05712.9 mi4,954 ft6,398 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
7.9 hrs161.51,938 ft1,292 ft
[ B to A ]
7.6 hrs107.71,292 ft1,938 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #185?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #185 is 12.9 mi (20.8 km) or 30,057 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #185?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #185 in 7.9 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 7.6 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #185 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 Willamette Pass to Waldo Lake 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: Mount David Douglas, OR
  2. North Topo Map: Waldo Lake, OR
  3. Northeast Topo Map: The Twins, OR
  4. West Topo Map: Diamond Peak, OR
  5. Topo Map: Willamette Pass, OR
  6. East Topo Map: Odell Lake, OR
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Emigrant Butte, OR
  8. South Topo Map: Cowhorn Mountain, OR
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Crescent Lake, OR

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #185?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #185 is located on the Willamette Pass and Waldo Lake topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT185T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #185 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.