How much should I rest between hikes?

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How much rest you need between hikes depends on a few factors, including your level of fitness, how difficult the hike was, and the elevation gain. If you’re relatively fit and the hike wasn’t too challenging, you might only need a day or two of light activity before going again. However, if the hike was more difficult or had a lot of elevation gain, you might need up to a week to recover. Listen to your body and take it easy after a strenuous hike – your next one will be all the better for it!

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