Long Trail

The Long Trail in North America is estimated to be 273 miles (440 kilometers) long, and takes 19 days* to complete when hiking at an average of 15 miles (25 kilometers) per day.

This trail is also referred to as the LT.

It is a linear trail, which means that to do a thru hike, you will have to start and end your hike in different places.

The Long Trail has 2 terminuses. Most thruhikers choose to start their hike at the Southern Terminus in Clarksburg, Massachusetts, United States and end their hike at the Northern Terminus in Jay, Vermont, United States.

A good day of the year to start this hike from the Southern Terminus is August 15.

The Green Mountain Club takes on the task of maintaining, improving, and advocating for the Long Trail as its trail association.


NameLong Trail
Other Name(s)LT
Length273 miles (440 kilometers)
ContinentNorth America
Far Out GuideLong Trail Map
Trail AssociationGreen Mountain Club
Terminus ASouthern Terminus, Clarksburg, Massachusetts, United States
Terminus BNorthern Terminus, Jay, Vermont, United States

Long Trail Thru Hike Budget Calculator

Thru Hike Budget Calculator
Calculate how much it will cost to thru hike a trail.
273 / 15 = 19 days to complete the hike
19 days * $35/day = $665

Estimated Total Budget (USD): $2,665.00

Cade Rosche © 2022
*This data is estimated and should not be relied upon without further research. It is meant as a starting point for hike planning, not as the only information used to plan your thru hike.