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Hike Difficulty Definitions

Ratings are based on a day of hiking. Before you sign up for any hike, always read the hike description completely. Please make it a point to understand these rating and know your ability.

Very Easy: Less than 4 miles distance and less than 500 ft. accumulated elevation gain. These hikes are for everyone.

Easy: More than 4 miles distance or more than 500 ft. accumulated elevation gain. Yet less than 6 miles distance and less than 1000 ft. accumulative elevation gain. These hikes are for everyone.

Moderate: More than 6 miles distance or more than 1000 ft. accumulated elevation gain. Yet less than 10 miles distance and less than 2000 ft. accumulative elevation gain. These hikes are not for beginners. The hiking pace is brisk (Usually 2 miles per hour or better)

Difficult: More than 10 miles distance or more than 2000 ft. accumulated elevation gain. Yet less than 20 miles distance and less than 4000 ft. accumulative elevation gain. These hikes are for experienced hikers. The hiking pace is brisk (Usually 2 miles per hour or better)

Very Difficult: More than 20 miles distance or more than 4000 ft. accumulated elevation gain. These hikes are for experienced hikers. The hiking pace is brisk (Usually 2 miles per hour or better)


Note: Hikes that are off-trail or require scrambling may be rated one level higher.



Return Times: Return times are difficult to predict since there are so many variables. If you have plans after the hike you absolutely need to attend, please do not count on this time to be accurate.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Hike Difficulty Definitions February 28, 2013 10:32 AM Jeff
Frequently Asked Questions January 21, 2016 8:22 PM Jeff
RSVP Considerations August 28, 2016 10:40 AM Jeff
Policies January 16, 2014 2:58 PM Jeff
Membership and Dues January 21, 2016 8:32 PM Jeff
About Wandering Soles Hiking Club January 21, 2016 7:56 PM Jeff

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