What is considered a strenuous hike?

climbers hiking through mountain peak during daytime

Generally speaking, strenuous hikes are those that require more effort than normal walking or jogging. They can include steep climbs and long distances over rough terrain. Some hikers may consider a moderately strenuous hike to be one that requires some effort but does not exceed their personal limits, while others might consider a difficult hike to be one that is very challenging and takes a lot of energy to complete.

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