AT or PCT?

AT or PCT?

Today, a day when the rest of us will scour grocery store parking lots for the absolute closest parking spot


adventure journal quiz at or pctToday, a day when the rest of us will scour grocery store parking lots for the absolute closest parking spot to the door so we don’t have to walk very far, hundreds of thru-hikers have hiked several hundred miles of either the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail or the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail, two of America’s most famous long trails. Some of those people will finish, some won’t. Regardless, most of them will have the adventure of their lives—not to mention several months off work to do all that walking.

Summertime is the high season of thru-hiking, and not just the PCT and the AT—plenty more folks are taking a crack at the John Muir Trail, the Colorado Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail right now. We’re marking it with this quiz about the United States’ first two National Scenic Trails. Let’s see how much you know.


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Brendan Leonard is a contributing editor to Adventure Journal. Follow him at his blog, Semi-Rad.
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  • Abomb
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    I was crazy enough and lucky enough to thru hike the PCT last year. What a trip! While the vast majority of the scenery was awesome, it was honestly the people that truly made it what it was. I thought this was gonna be an AT vs. PCT sort of thing, but glad it wasn;t.

  • Guillermo Roda Larrabure
    Guillermo Roda Larrabure
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    The Inca´s made a trail known as the QhapaqÑam, it starts in Colombia and goes all down through south america crossing all the Andes range until Argentina.

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