Pacific Crest Trail (Section #252)

Washington Pass to Mount Arriva
Located 27.8 miles from Winthrop, Washington (WA)
4 Stars
21,322 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Pacific Crest Trail: [ #001 - #257 ]


The Pacific Crest Trail (Section #252) has a maximum elevation of 6,906 ft (2,105 m), a minimum elevation of 4,787 ft (1,459 m), and an elevation range of 2,119 ft (646 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,32210.0 mi4,787 ft6,906 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.4 hrs69.4833 ft2,304 ft
[ B to A ]
3.6 hrs192.02,304 ft833 ft

What is the length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #252?

The length of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #252 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,322 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #252?

A person in good physical health can hike the Pacific Crest Trail Section #252 in 3.4 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 #252 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 Washington Pass to Mount Arriva 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: Azurite Peak, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Slate Peak, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Robinson Mountain, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Mount Arriva, WA
  5. Topo Map: Washington Pass, WA
  6. East Topo Map: Silver Star Mountain, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: McGregor Mountain, WA
  8. South Topo Map: McAlester Mountain, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Gilbert, WA

Is there a Pacific Crest Trail map for Section #252?

Yes, and they're free! The Pacific Crest Trail Section #252 is located on the Washington Pass and Mount Arriva topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

PCT252T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Pacific Crest Trail Section #252 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.