So, you’ve decided you want to hike 10 miles. That’s a great goal! But now you might be wondering, how long is this going to take me?

The answer to that question depends on a lot of different factors, including your level of experience, the terrain you’ll be hiking on, the weather conditions, and your own physical fitness level.

In this blog post, we’ll give you some general guidelines to help you estimate how long it will take you to hike 10 miles.

How Long Does It Take to Hike 10 Miles

How long it takes to hike 10 miles largely depends on your level of experience.

If you’re a beginner, it’s likely to take you longer than if you’re an experienced hiker. That being said, most beginners can expect to hike 10 miles in 5-7 hours.

If you’re an experienced hiker and are in good shape, you can probably hike 10 miles in 3-4 hours but you will need more water. However, if the terrain is more difficult (think: uphill sections, rocky trails, etc.), it will likely take you longer.

And of course, if the weather conditions are bad (e.g., it’s raining or snowing), that will also add to your hiking time.


So, there you have it! As you can see, there are a lot of factors that can affect how long it takes to hike 10 miles. Just remember to start out slowly and increase your mileage gradually.

And most importantly, listen to your body—if you need a break, don’t hesitate to take one. Happy hiking!