Hike Planning

Pouring over hiking maps planning a hikeThe NCT is available for your next hour long trail run, a family camping/hiking weekend, a weeklong backpacking trip, or a once-in-a-lifetime 8-month long thru-hike.  Despite the fact the NCT is over 4,600 miles long; your adventure truly starts nearby as there are literally hundreds of places to access the trail ranging from remote wilderness areas to urban settings.
Below, you will find some useful background information that will help you out.  If you’re looking for a long trip, visit the “For long-distance hikers” section.  If you’re not quite that ambitious yet, check out the “For Shorter-distance hikers” section.

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Updated – 11/30/2010 – Problems with this page?  Contact: mdavis@northcountrytrail.org