Best Thru Hiking Trails

Thru Hiking is the not so subtle art of walking very long distances with the need to stop and resupply along the way.

There are 3 thru Hiking Trails in USA that are known as the Hiking Triple Crown.


Best Thru Hiking Trails

The Best Thru Hiking Trails are the following:

  • Appalachian Trail
  • Pacific Crest Trail
  • Continental Divide Trail
  • Te Araroa Trail

Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail runs along the mountain range of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. At 2190 miles it is a tough hike that takes most people 4-7 months to complete.

Pacific Crest Trail

The PCT runs for 2650 miles along the mountain range of the Western Mountain Ranges of the United States through the States of California, Oregon and Washington.

Continental Divide Trail

The Continental Divide Trail, commonly referred to as the CDT, runs 3100 miles along the narrow spine of central USA following the Rocky Mountains. It traverses New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.

Te Araroa Trail

The Te Araroa Trail runs for 3000km from the most Northern Tip of the North Island of New Zealand to the Southern Tip of the South Island of New Zealand. One of the Best Thru Hikes in the world.