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Pacific Northwest Trail | USA | 2011

Pacific Northwest Trail | USA | 2011

Distance : 1200 miles (1931km) approx. Avg.Time :  65 days Start : Cape Alava, WA. Finish : Waterton Lake or Chief Mountain, Glacier National Park, MT. Maps/Info : Guidebooks: The original guidebook for the trail was written by Ron Strickland, the man who pioneered the PNT. The Pacific Northwest Trail Guide (2001) contains black & white maps, trekking notes […]

 
Southeastern Serpentine Trail (SST) | USA | 2011

Southeastern Serpentine Trail (SST) | USA | 2011

Distance:  583 miles (938 km) Start:  Table Rock State Park, South Carolina Finish: Springer Mountain, Georgia Avg.Time:  30-35 days Season:   I would recommend spring or autumn. Mid to late September strikes me as being the ideal time to begin the SST, enabling the hiker to catch the best of the fall colours in the southern Appalachians. […]

 
Benton Mackaye Trail | NC, TN & GA | USA | 2011

Benton Mackaye Trail | NC, TN & GA | USA | 2011

Distance:  299 miles (481 km) – This total includes the extra 3 miles from Standing Bear Farm to Davenport Gap, as well as the additional 8.8 miles from Springer mountain down to Amicoala State Park trailhead. Start:  Davenport Gap, TN Finish:  Springer Mountain, GA Avg. Time:  18-20 days Maps & Info:  As you may have suspected, the Benton […]

 
Foothills Trail | SC & NC | USA, 2011

Foothills Trail | SC & NC | USA, 2011

Distance:  76 miles approx. (122 km) Start:  Table Rock State Park, SC Finish:  Oconee State Park, NC Avg. Time:  5 days Maps & Info: I used the trail map and guidebook available from foothillstrail.org. Foothillstrail.org: Online source for up-to-date information on anything and everything pertaining to the Foothills Trail. Click here for an overview map […]

 
Bartram Trail | GA & NC | USA | 2011

Bartram Trail | GA & NC | USA | 2011

Distance:  116 miles (187 km) Start:  Russell Bridge, GA Finish:  Cheoah Bald, NC Avg. Time: 7 or 8 days Maps/Info:  The trail is named after William Bartram, 18th century botanist, writer and all-around outdoorsy type. The BT is a trail in two parts, or should I say states. The Georgia sections covers 38 miles and the […]

 
Lowest to Highest Route | Death Valley to Mt. Whitney | CA, USA, 2014

Lowest to Highest Route | Death Valley to Mt. Whitney | CA, USA, 2014

Death Valley to the summit of Mt.Whitney. From the lowest spot in North America (280 ft below sea level) to the highest point in the contiguous United States (14,495 ft). The brainchild of Brett “Blisterfree” Tucker (creator of the Grand Enchantment Trail), the approximately 135 mile journey takes the hiker from salt pans to snowy […]

 
Ouachita Trail | OK & AR | USA, 2012

Ouachita Trail | OK & AR | USA, 2012

Distance:   223 miles (359 km) Avg. Time:   11 -14 days Start/Finish: West: Talimena State Park, Oklahoma East: Pinnacle Mt. State Park, Arkansas Season:   April to October Although it can be a little chilly, if you are looking for solitude I can personally recommend a winter hike of the Ouachita Trail (OT).  Apart from […]

 
Superior Hiking Trail | Minnesota, USA, 2011

Superior Hiking Trail | Minnesota, USA, 2011

Distance:   296 miles (476 km) Avg. Time: 14-21 days Start / Finish: South – Jay Cooke State Park North – Otter Lake Road Transport: See the Transportation page on the Superior Hiking Trail Association website (SHTA). Provides up to date information on getting to and from both trailheads. Season: April to October September to early October […]

 
The Lost Coast Trail | CA, USA, 2014

The Lost Coast Trail | CA, USA, 2014

Distance: 53 miles (85 km) Avg. Time:  4 -5 days Start/Finish: Usal Campground – Southern trailhead, situated at the bottom end of the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park. I reached this point via a combination of hitching and walking from the town of Garberville (via Redway, Whitethorn & Four Corners). From the latter, I headed south on […]

 
Sierra High Route, CA, USA, 2011

Sierra High Route, CA, USA, 2011

DISTANCE:  195 miles (314 km) approx. AVG. TIME:  15 days START / FINISH: Road’s End, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, CA (southern terminus) Mono Village, Yosemite National Park, CA (northern terminus) Which hiking direction you choose for the Sierra High Route (SHR) is six of one, half a dozen of the other. If you […]

 
The Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah, USA, 2013

The Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah, USA, 2013

Distance :  16 miles (25.7 km) Avg.Time :  10 hours Start / Finish : Chamberlain’s Ranch (north) – Temple of Sinawava (south). Transportation to the southern Terminus is a piece of cake due to the regular shuttle buses which run through Zion Canyon between April and October. Getting to the northern terminus you have two options: private transport […]

 
Eagle Creek Trail, Oregon, USA, 2007 & 2012

Eagle Creek Trail, Oregon, USA, 2007 & 2012

Distance:  12 miles round trip (20 km) Avg.Time:  5 – 6 hours Start / Finish: Eagle Creek Trailhead. About 45 minutes drive from Portland. Only two miles from the agreeable little town of Cascade Locks, situated on the Columbia river. See the Portland Hikers website for details on getting to and from the trailhead. Season: […]

 
Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, CA, USA, 2006

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, CA, USA, 2006

Distance :  16.5 miles (26.5 km) Avg.Time :  10 – 12 hours Start / Finish : Happy Isles Trailhead, Yosemite Valley. The Park’s shuttle bus system provides regular services to many of Yosemite’s more popular areas. Happy Isles is stop #16. Yosemite National Park is about 3-4 hours drive from San Francisco. Public transport is […]

 
Mt.McGinnis/Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska, USA, 1998

Mt.McGinnis/Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska, USA, 1998

Distance :  10.8 miles (17.4 km) Avg.Time : 6 – 7 hours Start / Finish : Mendenhall Lake Campground Juneau city buses will drop you at the junction of Mendenhall Loop and Montana Creek Rds. From this point it is one mile walk to the trailhead. Season :  June to September Maps / Info : […]

 
Denali National Park, Alaska, USA, 1998

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA, 1998

Distance : 44 miles approx. ( to Anderson Pass return) Avg. Time : 4 – 5 days Start / Finish : I started my hike at Toklat River Ranger Station (mile 53 on the Park Road) and finished at the Eielson Visitor Centre (mile 66). The hike included four backcountry units – # 10, 12, […]

 
John Muir Trail, CA, USA, 2007

John Muir Trail, CA, USA, 2007

Distance :  211 miles (340km) Avg. Time :  12 days Start / Finish : Yosemite Valley – Mt. Whitney summit For transport details to the trailheads, try Backpack45.com. From the Whitney summit, you will need to walk a further 11 miles (17.5km) to the trailhead at Whitney Portal. If you haven’t already organised transport from there, […]

 
Pacific Crest Trail, CA/OR/WA, USA, 2007 & 2012

Pacific Crest Trail, CA/OR/WA, USA, 2007 & 2012

Distance :   2650miles (4265km) Avg.Time :  5 months Start / Finish : Campo – Manning Park Campo can be accessed by bus from San Diego. See the following link for details: http://www.pcta.org/about_trail/faqs.asp#mapdata Alternatively you may be able to organise a ride with a “Trail Angel”: http://www.pcta.org/planning/during_trip/services.asp From the Canadian Border marker, you need to walk […]

 
Chilkoot Trail, Alaska/Yukon, USA/Canada, 1998

Chilkoot Trail, Alaska/Yukon, USA/Canada, 1998

Distance :  33 miles (53km) Avg. Time :  2 or 3 days Start / Finish : Crow Pass trailhead – Lake Bennett trailhead See the Parks Canada website for details on getting to and from the trailheads. Season :  May to September. Maps / Info : Alaskas most famous trail, the Chilkoot is one hike that […]

 
Pinnell Mountain Trail, Alaska, USA, 1998

Pinnell Mountain Trail, Alaska, USA, 1998

Distance :  44km Avg.Time :  2 days Start / Finish : Eagle Summit trailhead – Twelve mile summit trailhead. No public transport, but hitching isn’t too difficult. Not many cars on this section of the Steese Highway, but those that do come by will generally give you a lift. Another possibility is contacting the Fairbanks […]

 
The Long Trail, Vermont, USA, 2002

The Long Trail, Vermont, USA, 2002

Distance :   273 miles (439km) Avg. Time :  18 days Start / Finish : Williamstown – Canadian Border (5.25 miles from the town of North Troy). The Long Trail End-To-Ender’s Guide is your best source of information in regards to transportation to and from the trailheads. For transport information online, try Squidoo.com Quick Guide to […]