How long does it take to walk the two trails? How far could you get each day?
posted Aug 15 2012 7:02PM
- Carole, DC area
Like as in a thru hike??
If so, its ~310 miles total distance. I'd say 15-20 miles a day would be averaging a pretty fair clip. So say anywhere from 3-4 wks, maybe..just a guess though, as I've never done it and of course everyone's results will vary..
posted Aug 16 2012 11:26AM
The C+O is an easy walk. If you're an experienced hiker/backpacker you shouldn't have any trouble putting in long days. The trail is almost flat and it's very smooth compared to something like the Appalachian Trail, which you'll cross near Harper's Ferry.
Resupply and laundry is no problem as you'll be going right past a lot of towns.
posted Sep 9 2012 10:51PM