Pacific Crest Trail (Section #197)

Mount Jefferson to Olallie Butte
Located 14.5 miles from Idanha, Oregon (OR)
4 Stars
22,981 Steps 1  (10.3 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #197) has a maximum elevation of 6,854 ft (2,089 m), a minimum elevation of 4,311 ft (1,314 m), and an elevation range of 2,543 ft (775 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
22,98110.3 mi4,311 ft6,854 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
5.5 hrs196.22,355 ft676 ft
[ B to A ]
4.9 hrs56.3676 ft2,355 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #197?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #197 is 10.3 mi (16.5 km) or 22,981 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #197?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #197 in 5.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.9 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Pacific Crest Trail Section #197 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 Jefferson to Olallie Butte 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: Breitenbush Hot Springs, OR
  2. North Topo Map: Olallie Butte, OR
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Boulder Lake, OR
  4. West Topo Map: Mount Bruno, OR
  5. Topo Map: Mount Jefferson, OR
  6. East Topo Map: Lionshead, OR
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Marion Forks, OR
  8. South Topo Map: Marion Lake, OR
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Candle Creek, OR

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #197?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #197 is located on the Mount Jefferson and Olallie Butte topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT197T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #197 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.