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Long Distance Hiking

Thru- Hiker FAQs

How long does it take to hike the trail?
It depends on your hiking style, how many rest days you take, and if you do any peak bagging or take alternate routes along the way. The quickest thru-hike we know of was around 40 days. If you hike an average of 15 miles a day and don’t take any rest days or alternate routes, you will finish in around 80 days. Most hikers seem to finish in 60-70 days.
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Congratulations! Please check out our 1200-Miler page for info on how to send us your information, how to get on our Hiker Yearbook, and also how to let us know how your journey went by filling out our PNT Thru-hiker Survey.