Hike Rating Scale

Hike Rating Scale Courtesy HIKE NATION 

HikeNation uses its own 6.0 Rated Scale  to indicate the difficulty of our hikes. We have broken it down into three general

groups: Novice, Challenger & Explorer. Novice hike level is geared towards first time hikers, persons who are not that

physically active. The difficulty rating is easy to moderate; ranging between 1 & 2. Challenger hike level is geared towards

persons who have an  average level of physical fitness, with a difficulty range between 3 & 4. Explorer hike level is geared

towards those who wish to go beyond such hikes. Some may not always be difficult but can be quite long; rating range

between 5 & 6. However, we do not carry hikers on any trails that are rated 6.

 

Rated 1: Easy

Under 30 min, simple flat land walking, with few turns, wide open trail.

These hikes usually have well marked out paths.

 

Rated 2: Fair

Average 30 - 40 min, similar to a rated 1 hike, strolling with slight inclines and              

minor hill climbs, You may have to hop over a tree trunk or two with a greater distance to cover. 

 

Rated 3: Moderate

Average of 40 min - 1 hr, hikes such as these involve constant hill work,

There are usually a lot of ups and downs, The trails also require some navigation.

 

Rated 4: Challenging

Average of 1 - 2 hrs, While these hikes can be hard, they can still be done 

by the novice hiker under the watch of a tour guide. 

 

Rated 5: Difficult

Average of 3 hrs. Hikes with this rating can push a hiker’s limit of endurance and are usually 

done by adventurers or explorers who want to wander the unbeaten paths. 

 

Lastly, all our hikes are rated with the info given and reference can be made to this chart for clarification.

Please note though, the times suggested are only estimations. The overall hike duration ultimately

depends on how fast the entire hike group walks. Lastly, some hikes may be one level going down and another level

coming back up.

 

Disclaimer:

AS YOU MAY BE AWARE, HIKING CAN BE BOTH CHALLENGING AND FUN. HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF

YOUR LIMITATIONS AND KINDLY INFORM OUR PERSONNEL OF ANY MEDICAL CONDITION THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR

ABILITY TO ENGAGE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. YOU ARE ADVISED TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN THROUGHOUT

THE HIKE. ALTHOUGH WE TAKE ALL THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY, WE ARE NOT

RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY OR LOSS OF PROPERTY. HIKES MAY ALSO BE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

CONDITIONS. WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OF OF THE ABOVE.

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