Pacific Crest Trail (Section #188)

Irish Mountain to Packsaddle Mountain
Located 26.6 miles from La Pine, Oregon (OR)
4 Stars
21,237 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #188) has a maximum elevation of 6,075 ft (1,852 m), a minimum elevation of 5,074 ft (1,547 m), and an elevation range of 1,001 ft (305 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,23710.0 mi5,074 ft6,075 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.4 hrs19.2231 ft905 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs75.4905 ft231 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #188?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #188 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,237 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #188?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #188 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 #188 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 Irish Mountain to Packsaddle 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: Chucksney Mountain, OR
  2. North Topo Map: Packsaddle Mountain, OR
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Elk Lake, OR
  4. West Topo Map: Waldo Mountain, OR
  5. Topo Map: Irish Mountain, OR
  6. East Topo Map: Crane Prairie Reservoir, OR
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Waldo Lake, OR
  8. South Topo Map: The Twins, OR
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Davis Mountain, OR

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #188?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #188 is located on the Irish Mountain and Packsaddle Mountain topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT188T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #188 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.