Pacific Crest Trail (Section #111)

Granite Chief to Norden
Located 7.3 miles from Truckee, California (CA)
4 Stars
21,402 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #111) has a maximum elevation of 8,761 ft (2,670 m), a minimum elevation of 7,032 ft (2,144 m), and an elevation range of 1,729 ft (527 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,40210.0 mi7,032 ft8,761 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.6 hrs100.61,207 ft1,752 ft
[ B to A ]
3.6 hrs146.01,752 ft1,207 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #111?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #111 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,402 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #111?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #111 in 3.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.6 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #111 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 Granite Chief to Norden 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: Soda Springs, CA
  2. North Topo Map: Norden, CA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Truckee, CA
  4. West Topo Map: Royal Gorge, CA
  5. Topo Map: Granite Chief, CA
  6. East Topo Map: Tahoe City, CA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Bunker Hill, CA
  8. South Topo Map: Wentworth Springs, CA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Homewood, CA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #111?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #111 is located on the Granite Chief and Norden topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT111T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #111 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.