Two of these trails are primarily in Arkansas, have you hiked any parts of them?
Creating a thru-hike-worthy trail ranks as one of the hardest challenges in the outdoors. It takes decades to wrangle government agencies, assemble trail crews, raise money, and establish an organization that will maintain the trail. It’s a wonder we have any long trails at all. Yet not only do we have long trails, we’ve got a country of them. Of course there’s the Triple Crown—the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails—and dozens more, spanning tens of thousands of miles. Whether you want to hike for six days or six months, start your search here.