How far can a hiker walk in a day?

two people and brown dog hiking on mountain under blue sky during daytime

Depending on a hiker’s fitness level and the terrain, most can hike anywhere from 10 to 20 miles in a day. However, some may only be able to hike 5 or 6 miles if they are not used to walking long distances. If a hiker is planning on hiking for more than one day, they will need to carry a backpack with supplies such as food and water. The weight of the backpack can also affect how far a person can walk in a day.

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