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Test Your Knowledge: Famous Hiking Trails Quiz
by Staff
These long and winding paths cross some of the most gorgeous land ever seen by human eyes. How much do you know about Earth's famous hiking trails?

Which country has the longest interconnected web of recreational trails?

  • Russia
  • Canada
  • Australia

What is the highest altitude of the Great Himalaya Trail?

  • 13,000 feet
  • 18,000 feet
  • 20,000 feet

How many discrete sections make up the 3,700-mile Grand Italian Trail?

  • 368
  • 821
  • 1253

How long is the Pacific Coast Trail?

  • 1,254 miles
  • 2,659 miles
  • 3,116 miles

In what year was the Pacific Coast Trail completed?

  • 1993
  • 2002
  • 2010

The 500-mile Baker Historical Trail is the longest trail on which continent?

  • Africa
  • Antarctica
  • South America

If you hike the GR 11 in Spain, you'll have to carry enough provisions for about how many days at a time?

  • three to four
  • six to seven
  • eight to 10

Approximately how long would it take a hiker to complete the Grand Italian Trail?

  • 40 days
  • two months
  • eight months

Which trail is NOT part of the Triple Crown trail system in the United States?

  • Long Trail
  • Continental Divide Trail
  • Appalachian Trail

Of the three trails in the Triple Crown of Hiking, which is the shortest?

  • Pacific Crest Trail
  • Continental Divide Trail
  • Appalachian Trail

Where is the Baekdu-Daegan Trail?

  • South Korea
  • Vietnam
  • Kingdom of Cambodia

Roughly how many people attempt to walk the entire Continental Divide Trail each year?

  • 200
  • 500
  • 1500

The famous Narrows trail is found in which American national park?

  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Zion National Park

About how many steps would it take an average hiker to complete the entire Appalachian Trail?

  • about 5 million
  • about 10 million
  • about 12 million

Where is the South West Coast Path?

  • Scotland
  • England
  • Australia

In which country is the Te Araroa trail?

  • New Zealand
  • Belgium
  • Indonesia

What does "Te Araroa" mean in English?

  • The Horizon
  • The Footpath
  • The Long Pathway

If a hiker walks the entire Appalachian Trail, about how much elevation would he or she gain?

  • about 232,000 feet
  • about 464,000 feet
  • about 987,000 feet

What year was the first that a hiker finished the entire American Discovery Trail?

  • 1977
  • 1987
  • 2005

Through how many states does the American Discovery Trail pass?

  • 15
  • 22
  • 28

How many times does the Nordkalottleen-Artic Trail cross international borders?

  • three times
  • 10 times
  • 21 times

How long did it take Matthew Hazley to walk all three Triple Crown trails back-to-back in 2005?

  • 332 days
  • 299 days
  • 239 days

In miles, how long is the Colorado Trail?

  • 223 miles
  • 486 miles
  • 612 miles

How long did it take Scott Jurek to run the entire Appalachian Trail in 2015?

  • 38 days
  • 42 days
  • 46 days

About how long does it take winners of the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc footrace to complete the entire 110 miles?

  • roughly 20 hours
  • roughly 30 hours
  • roughly 40 hours

What is the average altitude of the "low" route on the Great Himalaya Trail?

  • 6,500 feet
  • 8,200 feet
  • 9,100 feet

About long does it take to complete each section of the Via Alpina?

  • one day
  • two days
  • three days

Through how many countries does The Sultan's Trail pass?

  • two
  • four
  • nine

About how long does it take thru-hikers to complete the entire Continental Divide Trail?

  • three months
  • four months
  • six months

Some hikers say Bhutan's Snowman Trek is the hardest in the world. How many mountain passes does it cross?

  • 21
  • 11
  • 10