Pacific Crest Trail (Section #203)

Mount Hood South
Located 2.5 miles from Government Camp, Oregon (OR)
4 Stars
21,368 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #203) has a maximum elevation of 6,100 ft (1,859 m), a minimum elevation of 4,161 ft (1,268 m), and an elevation range of 1,939 ft (591 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,36810.0 mi4,161 ft6,100 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.7 hrs164.21,971 ft1,162 ft
[ B to A ]
3.5 hrs96.81,162 ft1,971 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #203?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #203 is 10.0 mi (16.1 km) or 21,368 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #203?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #203 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 #203 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 Mount Hood South 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: Bull Run Lake, OR
  2. North Topo Map: Mount Hood North, OR
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Dog River, OR
  4. West Topo Map: Government Camp, OR
  5. Topo Map: Mount Hood South, OR
  6. East Topo Map: Badger Lake, OR
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Wolf Peak, OR
  8. South Topo Map: Wapinitia Pass, OR
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Post Point, OR

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #203?

Yes, and it's free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #203 is located on the Mount Hood South topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

KML Custom Maps

PCT203T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #203 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.