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Top 10 Longest Hiking Trails in the World

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When people talk about the longest hikes in the world, they often think of the Appalachian Trail (AT).

Why wouldn’t they? It’s an American classic. But it’s not the only long one out there.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest hiking trail in the world is the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) on the West Coast of the United States. However, that title is only temporary as the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) will take the record once the trail is completed. I’m not entirely sure how they judge which trail is the longest for that record because the American Discovery Trail is longer. My guess is it’s because the ADT combines with paved roads from time to time.

This list of long-distance hiking trails does not include trails in the US. Please see the link below if you want to read about those.

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Thru-hiking – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Thru-hiking is hiking a long-distance trail end-to-end. The term is most commonly associated with the Appalachian Trail, but is also used for other lengthy trails and long distance hikes, including the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail in the United States and Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand. Thru-hiking is also called “end-to-end hiking” or “end-to-ending” on some trails, like Vermont’s Long Trail. Section hiking, on the other hand, refers to hiking a complete trail by hiking all of its individual sections, not in continuity or, necessarily, in sequence.

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