Pacific Crest Trail (Section #171)

Brown Mountain
Located 23.6 miles from Ashland, Oregon (OR)
4 Stars
21,182 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #171) has a maximum elevation of 6,176 ft (1,882 m), a minimum elevation of 5,198 ft (1,584 m), and an elevation range of 978 ft (298 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,18210.0 mi5,198 ft6,176 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.4 hrs5.869 ft992 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs82.7992 ft69 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #171?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #171 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,182 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #171?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #171 in 3.4 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #171 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 Brown Mountain 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: Willow Lake, OR
  2. North Topo Map: Mount McLoughlin, OR
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Lake of the Woods North, OR
  4. West Topo Map: Robinson Butte, OR
  5. Topo Map: Brown Mountain, OR
  6. East Topo Map: Lake of the Woods South, OR
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Hyatt Reservoir, OR
  8. South Topo Map: Little Chinquapin Mountain, OR
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Surveyor Mountain, OR

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #171?

Yes, and it's free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #171 is located on the Brown Mountain topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

PCT171T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #171 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.