Pacific Crest Trail (Section #241)

Captain Point to Benchmark Mountain
Located 23.9 miles from Gold Bar, Washington (WA)
4 Stars
21,510 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #241) has a maximum elevation of 5,572 ft (1,698 m), a minimum elevation of 4,287 ft (1,307 m), and an elevation range of 1,285 ft (392 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,51010.1 mi4,287 ft5,572 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.8 hrs104.01,248 ft1,396 ft
[ B to A ]
3.7 hrs116.31,396 ft1,248 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #241?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #241 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,510 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #241?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #241 in 3.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.7 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #241 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 Captain Point to Benchmark 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: Blanca Lake, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Benchmark Mountain, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Poe Mountain, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Evergreen Mountain, WA
  5. Topo Map: Captain Point, WA
  6. East Topo Map: Labyrinth Mountain, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Skykomish, WA
  8. South Topo Map: Scenic, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Stevens Pass, WA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #241?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #241 is located on the Captain Point and Benchmark Mountain topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT241T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #241 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.