Long Distance Hiking: Name this Trail

At the Sierra Social Hub we're huge fans of hiking and backpacking. That's why two members of our Social Team headed out for a two week backpacking trip on the John Muir Trail. If you haven't played our Mystery Destination Game before, all you have to do is read the five clues below and see if you can guess the name of the outdoor destination we are talking about. In the past our mystery destinations have included the names of mountains, national parks, lakes and rivers. This week, the correct answer is the name of a long distance hiking trail.

If you can name that trail simply enter it in the comments below then forward this game to a friend to see if they know the answer too.

Name this trail Photos Courtesy of MyPublic Lands

  • Established by Congress in 1978 through the National Trails System Act, this hiking trail is 3,100 miles long and travels through five states.

  • Get ready for some elevation gain because this trail starts at an elevation of only 3,900 feet but reaches 14,270 feet at its highest point.

  • Along with the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, this trail forms what thru-hikers have termed the Triple Crown of long distance hiking in the United States.

  • Taking almost 6 months to complete a thru-hike of this trail, only about 25 people attempt to hike the entire trail each year.

  • About 70% off this trail is on designated trail. Other portions require hiking along roads or through unmarked terrain. If you ever hike this trail you'll want to do plenty of research and trip planning.

Too easy? Enter the name of this long distance hiking trail in the comments below. What to play some more Mystery Destination Games?

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Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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