Welcome to LongTrailsWiki.net, a project of OpenLongTrails.org!
LongTrailsWiki (LTW) exists to provide a free, publicly editable, comprehensive, and up-to-date source of objective information that is directly useful to users of long distance nature trails around the world.
We encourage you to create a free account and contribute information to the wiki -- it's easy, just click here! You can create pages, add new content, edit existing content, and more. When editing, please familiarize yourself with Wikipedia's Ten Simple Rules for Editing, and Be Bold!
Read the Participating in OpenLongTrails FAQ to learn about how to add and edit information on OLT projects.
- The OLT List of Long Trails
- Steps to Prepare for a Thruhike
- What's New on OpenLongTrails?
- OpenLongTrails FAQ
- FAQ: Participating in OpenLongTrails
- List of all LongTrailsWiki pages and all LongTrailsWiki categories that currently exist.
LongTrailsWiki is for all kinds of information related to the long trails. That includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Terrain and environment;
- Water sources;
- Navigation, maps, and apps;
- Agencies related to the trails;
- Trail Angels;
- Resupply locations;
- Gear, ultralight, cottage gear companies;
- And much more!
OpenLongTrails recognizes that what does and does not qualify as a "long trail" is open to interpretation. OpenLongTrails currently considers the following characteristics as a flexible guide:
- ...is at least 80 kilometers (50 miles) long.
- ...involves minimal road walks.
- ...is mostly completed.
- ...is mostly in wild areas with natural earth for trail surface.
- ...is primarily a hiking trail and is designed for foot traffic.
- ...can be completed without substantial mountaineering skills or pack rafting.
- ...is not under regulations that require hiking with guides.