Talk:Long-distance trails in the United States

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Updates[edit]

I guess no one's worked on this page lately. Was wondering if anyone wanted to help me update this page and the List of long-distance footpaths page. Casting-off (talk) 21:37, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

I have been keeping it clean ever since I made it into a table. What needs to be done? —EncMstr (talk) 22:04, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Maybe an agreement on what constitutes long-distance is in order. Capital Crescent at 11 miles? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.238.38.121 (talk) 20:05, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Well, if a trail normally takes more than a day to traverse, it fits long-distance trail. That can't be done strictly by length alone though. Some trails go through rough country, like Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail which, if its 29.5 miles were in the midwest somewhere, would be trivial to bicycle in less than a day, and probably run or speedwalk. I note that a few people manage to do the Skyline to the Sea in less than a day.
Certainly the Capital Crescent can be done by most, if not all, people in less than a day. Maybe it does not belong on this list, though I would prefer to see the article moved to Trails in the United States to be more inclusive than eliminate that one entry. —EncMstr (talk) 04:24, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Missing Uinta Highline[edit]

The Uinta Highline trail is not on here. It's definitely a long distance hiking trail (King's Peak - highest peak in Utah etc.) and it is very remote and beautiful. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.85.224.5 (talk) 07:48, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Does the article Highline Trail (Utah) describe that trail? —EncMstr (talk) 10:00, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Missing the Taconic Crest Trail. 35 miles per Wikipedia - The Taconic Crest Trail is a 35 mi (56 km) hiking trail in the Taconic Mountains. The trail extends from U.S. Route 20 in Hancock, Massachusetts, less than 1 mi (1.6 km) east of the New York border, north along the ridgecrest of the Taconic Range, first within Massachusetts, then weaving along the border of New York and Massachusetts and New York and Vermont, and ending in Petersburgh, New York on NY Rte 346, near the Vermont border. Much of the route has been conserved as state forest, conservation easement, or forest preserve. This also gets you to the "Snow Hole" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 104.129.200.76 (talk) 21:06, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Outer Mountain Loop[edit]

The Outer Mountain Loop trail in Big Bend National Park is 30+ miles long and usually takes at least 3 days. Wouldn't that constitute long distance? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tbranyon (talkcontribs) 06:03, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Florida to Alaska trail?[edit]

I am looking to hike from Florida to Alaska and wanted to know what and if there are any trails to take? I am wanting to stay off as many beaten pathes as possible! Namdrib30 (talk) 01:57, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a general discussion venue. This page in particular is for discussing improvements to the associated article. However, perusal of this article clearly could be of help. If you need advice, forums, etc., try Googling for 'hike from florida to alaska'. —EncMstr (talk) 17:51, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Why so many short trails[edit]

The article on long-distance trails sets a lower bound of 30 miles (48 km). I do not see the justification for so many trails below that lower bound. Is there an objection with justification to removing those below that lower bound from this list? —¿philoserf? (talk) 16:55, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

@Philoserf: I have no objection. The WikiPedia Long-distance trail page says that long-distance trails are 50 miles or more. Removing everything under 50 miles would make this list consistent with the WikiPedia definition of "long distance trail". I'm not a long-distance hiker yet, but, in my opinion everything under 50 miles is a weekender - albeit perhaps a long-weekender. —Kevingy (talk) 21:43, 14 July 2020 (UTC)