Pacific Crest Trail (Section #240)

Labyrinth Mountain to Captain Point
Located 25.9 miles from Gold Bar, Washington (WA)
4 Stars
21,397 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #240) has a maximum elevation of 5,219 ft (1,591 m), a minimum elevation of 3,842 ft (1,171 m), and an elevation range of 1,377 ft (420 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,39710.0 mi3,842 ft5,219 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.7 hrs178.12,137 ft879 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs73.2879 ft2,137 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #240?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #240 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,397 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #240?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #240 in 3.7 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 #240 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 Labyrinth Mountain to Captain Point 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: Benchmark Mountain, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Poe Mountain, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Mount David, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Captain Point, WA
  5. Topo Map: Labyrinth Mountain, WA
  6. East Topo Map: Mount Howard, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Scenic, WA
  8. South Topo Map: Stevens Pass, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Chiwaukum Mountains, WA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #240?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #240 is located on the Labyrinth Mountain and Captain Point topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT240T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #240 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.