Pacific Crest Trail (Section #247)

Gamma Peak to Suiattle Pass
Located 39.3 miles from Winthrop, Washington (WA)
4 Stars
21,339 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #247) has a maximum elevation of 5,999 ft (1,829 m), a minimum elevation of 2,721 ft (829 m), and an elevation range of 3,278 ft (999 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,33910.1 mi2,721 ft5,999 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.6 hrs267.23,207 ft520 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs43.3520 ft3,207 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #247?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #247 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,339 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #247?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #247 in 3.6 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 #247 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 Gamma Peak to Suiattle Pass 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: Downey Mountain, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Dome Peak, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Agnes Mountain, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Lime Mountain, WA
  5. Topo Map: Gamma Peak, WA
  6. East Topo Map: Suiattle Pass, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Glacier Peak West, WA
  8. South Topo Map: Glacier Peak East, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Clark Mountain, WA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #247?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #247 is located on the Gamma Peak and Suiattle Pass topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT247T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #247 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.