## Can you hike 12 miles in a day?

I have hiked 8 miles in one day on some trails that were infinitely more difficult than hiking for 30 miles over easier terrain. On such trails, 8 – 12 miles per day is a decent undertaking.

**How long does hiking 6 miles take?**

How Long Does It Take To Hike A Few Miles?

How Many Miles | A Flat Hike Takes | A Gradual Hike Takes |
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6 miles | 2 hrs | 2 hrs 25 mins |

7 miles | 2 hrs 15 mins | 2 hrs 50 mins |

8 miles | 2 hrs 35 mins | 3 hrs 15 mins |

9 miles | 2 hrs 55 mins | 3 hrs 40 mins |

**Is a 10 mile hike too much?**

A 10-mile hike is about 10 miles long. Okay, so that’s obvious. It depends on your fitness in part, it also largely depends on the terrain and inclines you will be hiking over. A 10-mile hike that is relatively flat could take just 4-5 hours.

### How many miles should a hike be?

Most people will plan to hike 3-10 miles per day, depending on what shape you’re in and how much elevation gain there is.

**Is 7 miles a long hike?**

A 7-mile hike can become a long hike for both beginner and experienced hikers, depending on the terrain and the elevation gain. Knowing the amount of time you take on hikes is vital to handle the shifting weather and trail conditions.

**What is a reasonable distance to hike in a day?**

Every hiker and trail is different, but on average, you can hike 8 – 15 miles a day [5]. Even the slowest hikers can cover a considerable distance if they have the time to spare. At a pace of 2 mph (slower than average), you can comfortably hike 10 miles in a day.

## How long will a 5 mile hike take?

about one and a half to three hours

For the average hiker, a 5 mile hike should take about one and a half to three hours. However, there are several variables that can affect that time.

**Is it OK to hike in jeans?**

Hiking in jeans is not recommended. Jeans are made from cotton, which holds water and can freeze. Many hikers wore jeans for hiking in the 1970s and 1980s before synthetic material was available. For short hikes and nature walks, jeans can be acceptable hiking attire.

**How long does a 10 mile hike usually take?**

There are many factors that can affect the amount of time it takes to hike 10 miles, such as the level of difficulty, elevation change, and ruggedness of the trail. However, in general, it will take between 3 and 5 hours to hike 10 miles, based on the fact that most hikers typically hike 2 to 3 miles per hour.

### How much water do I need for a 20 mile hike?

A good general recommendation is about a half liter of water per hour of moderate activity in moderate temperatures. You may need to increase how much you drink as the temperature and intensity of the activity rise. For example, strenuous hiking in high heat may require that you drink 1 liter of water or more per hour.

**Can you hike 30 miles in a day?**

Yes, you can absolutely hike 30 miles in a single day. Many long distance thru-hikers accomplish this many times over during their trek. So, there’s no reason you can’t do it as well. The secret is to work up to the distance over time and come into the day fully prepared with the proper gear and nutrition.

**How far can a backpacker walk in a day?**

Many beginning hikers wonder how many backpacking miles per day they can expect to cover. On average, a backpacker with some experience usually treks at speeds ranging from 2.5 to 3.5 miles per hour. At this speed, if you hike for 7 hours each day of your trip, you can trek between 17.5 and 24.5 miles.

## How many miles can you hike in 8 hours?

So, if you hike consistently at that pace for 8 hours, you’ll walk between 18 and 28 miles. However, hiking for 8 hours can be quite tedious and exhausting if you’re new to hiking long distances. The average length for a hike is usually between 2 and 3 hours, which would be closer to between 8 and 10 miles.

**How long does it take to hike a 500 foot hill?**

For example: A 2 mile hike over a 500 foot hill, Book Time estimates will take 1 hour and 15 minutes. That is a pace of 37 minutes per mile, or an Average Hiking Speed of 1.6 miles per hour. Please!

**Do you lose weight on a long distance hike?**

But hiking for 12 hours a day can easily burn 5,000+ calories. This means that you will always be running an energy deficit. So when you start a long distance hike, you basically begin the process of slowly starving yourself. I have found that I lose 5-8 pounds per month on a long backpacking trip, and this seems to be pretty common.

### How do you determine how long a hike will take?

Naismith’s rule is a good starting point, but it doesn’t really cover unusual trail conditions. My rule of thumb is to convert distance, elevation, and trail condition to “equivalent miles”: Each mile is a mile. Each 500 feet of elevation gain is a mile. Distance traveled on snow or loose rock counts double.

For example: A 2 mile hike over a 500 foot hill, Book Time estimates will take 1 hour and 15 minutes. That is a pace of 37 minutes per mile, or an Average Hiking Speed of 1.6 miles per hour. Please!

**How to calculate the time you spend hiking a trail?**

This hiking time calculator estimates your average hiking speed and your hikes moving time, or time spent walking. This estimate is based on your hikes Distance and Elevation Gain. Adjust the options for Intended Pace, the Trail Surface, and Pack Weight based on your plan.

**How long does it take to hike a 6 mile trail?**

A 6 mile hike takes about 2hrs on a flat trail and about 2hrs 30mins with gradual hills A 7 mile hike takes about 2hrs 15mins on a flat trail and about 3hrs moving with gradual hills

## How to train for a long distance hike?

You can increase the effectiveness of your walks by adding weight and uneven terrain. Toss a few books, water bottles or some gear in your backpack and head to the nearest park, trail or wilderness area with hills to climb as often as you can.