Hiking Trail Quiz
Mar 6, 2019, 6:13 PM | Updated: Jul 15, 2019, 1:28 pm
Approximately how many Americans go hiking every year in the United States?
According to Statista.com, about 45 million Americans go hiking each year.
What is the longest hiking trail in North America?
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?
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?
What is the name that refers to the three major U.S. Long Distance Hiking Trails (Pacific Crest Trail Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide)?
According to ALDHA-West, only 334 people have officially completed the Triple Crown.
What should a hiker do if they encounter a grizzly bear?
Most experts suggest showing the bear that you aren't a threat.
Which is an alternative term for backpacking?
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?
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?
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?
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%).
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