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Can You Master This 10 Question Hiking Quiz?

Jun 21, 2019, 10:44 AM
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This hiking quiz on the best hiking trails from around the country is sponsored by Scheels


Hiking is one of American’s favorite outdoor activities. It gives you the opportunity to explore the outdoors and admire the beautiful landscapes in your backyard. And you can get some great exercise too. How much do you hike? Can’t wait to get out of work to take that 2-hour long hike? Are you out on the trail right now? Then this hiking quiz is for you! If you think you know everything about hiking, then take the hiking quiz and see how much you really know your trails!

Approximately how many Americans go hiking every year in the United States?

Hikers Foundry
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According to Statista.com, about 45 million Americans go hiking each year.

What is the longest hiking trail in North America?

Utah Hiking Trail Skeeze
It’s known as the first coast to coast non-motorized trail.
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The American Discovery Trail is a series of linked roads and recreational trails that collectively form a coast-to-coast trail across the middle of the United States.

How long does it normally take to hike the Appalachian Trail?

Appalachian Trail SteveRaubenstine
The Appalachian Trail is about 2,200 miles long. The pace of an average hiker is three miles an hour.
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Hiking the Appalachian Trail usually takes between five and seven months. But some experienced hikers have speed hiked the trail in under two months.

What's the success rate of hikers who attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail?

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A thru-hike is the start to finish completion of a long-distance trail within one calendar year.
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What is the name that refers to the three major U.S. Long Distance Hiking Trails (Pacific Crest Trail Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide)?

Triple Crown Trails National Park Service
The total length of the three combined trails is about 7,900 miles across 22 states.
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According to ALDHA-West, only 334 people have officially completed the Triple Crown.

What should a hiker do if they encounter a grizzly bear?

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Adult males can weight between 300-850 lbs.
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Most experts suggest showing the bear that you aren't a threat.

Which is an alternative term for backpacking?

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Lady And The __________.
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In New Zealand and parts of Europe, overnight hiking is often called tramping.

While hiking, why should you avoid drinking out of ponds, lakes, puddles, streams and rivers?

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Always treat or boil water before drinking. Drinking water that contains bacteria and parasites can make you very sick with Giardia, Cryptosporidium and profuse diarrhea among other ailments.

What disease can you contract from a tick bite?

Lyme Disease Tick Jerzy Goreck
Lemon and Lime
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Typical symptoms of Lyme disease include fatigue, fever, and a skin rash. If left untreated, the infection can spread to your heart, joints, and nervous system.

In 2018, what age group represented the largest share of hikers in the United States?

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According to Statista.com, in 2018, hiking was the most popular with 30-49 year-olds (17.5%), then 18-29 (16.95%) and finally 50-64 (16.04%).

Hiking Trail Quiz
Hiking Royalty

Hiker In Mountains

Congratulations! We bow down before you! You go out every weekend and crush those trails! You really know your hiking trivia!
Worst. Hike. Ever.

Tired Hikers

Wow. That was rough. Maybe drink some more water next time? That dehydration can get ya... Take a rest and try again!
Weekend Hiker

You love to explore the world around you by going up, and up, and up! Those longer trails are a bit hard, but you love the occasional 7-mile round trip hike. It's always at the peak that you realize you have to go back to work on Monday.

Share your Results:

How did you do? If you rocked this quiz (pun intended), then be sure to share it with your hiking friends so they can see how serious about hiking they are too.

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