Are You Ready For A Hike On The Appalachian Trail?

8 Questions
United States Quizzes & Trivia

Sure, we want this to be fun and informative, but the truth is more and more A. T. visitors are arriving at the trailhead unprepared for a hike and sometimes end up lost or injured. This quiz is a fun way for you to make sure you are more likely to have a safe and enjoyable trip on the Appalachian Trail. Of course, no quiz is going to cover every situation or all you need to know to be prepared, but we hope you will participate in good humor and make your decisions with some of our advice in mind. Get more information to prepare for your A. T. Hike HERE. Happy Trails!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You're planning to go out for a full day's hike on the Trail.  You will need to replace liquids as you hike and sweat.  What liquids will you bring?
    • A. 

      A few cans of caffeinated soda

    • B. 

      At least 2 quarts of water per person

    • C. 

      No liquids, you'll just drink a lot before you leave and have water in the car for when you return

  • 2. 
    You can't live on fluids alone, what food do you plan to bring along?
    • A. 

      A full lunch and snacks

    • B. 

      You aren't much for lunch, you'll eat a big breakfast and keep snacks in the car for when you return

    • C. 

      Aren't there snack shops along the way? You'll eat there.

  • 3. 
    The A.T. is marked with white blazes.  Will you bring a map?
    • A. 

      No, you've never been to this section, but feel confident in your navigation skills

    • B. 

      Yes, you've got a road map that shows the A.T.

    • C. 

      Yes, you'll use a detailed hiking map with trail names and junctions.

  • 4. 
    Friends that have done this hike before estimate it takes about 5 hours round trip.  You plan to leave at 8am.  Will you bring a flashlight?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

  • 5. 
    The weather forecast is for partly sunny with highs in the 70s.  You are packing your backpack for the hike.  What clothes do pack for these conditions?
    • A. 

      Just the shorts and t-shirt you'll be wearing - no need to carry too much weight

    • B. 

      Suspenders

    • C. 

      Extra warm layers, rain gear and maybe a hat/gloves

  • 6. 
    The area you're hiking is known to be a little rocky.  What footwear do you decide to wear?
    • A. 

      Your trusty summer flip-flops

    • B. 

      Your sturdy hiking boots or trail runners

    • C. 

      None - barefoot is IN!

  • 7. 
    Wildlife is abundant along the Trail.  During your lunch break, a squirrel scurries around as you grab a handful of trail mix  You notice a couple of peanuts miss your mouth and land on the ground.  What do you do?
    • A. 

      Leave the peanuts for the squirrel - it is pretty cute!

    • B. 

      Pick up the peanuts and carry them out (or eat them!)

    • C. 

      Pick up the peanuts and throw them into the woods

  • 8. 
    You're going out on a hike by yourself.  What do you do before you leave?
    • A. 

      Nothing - just pack up and go!

    • B. 

      Let someone know where you plan to hike