Hike Rating Guide
The following ratings are to be used as a general guideline to determine the difficulty of a hike, both by the Organizer/Host, and the prospective participants. There are no hard and fast rules.
Dayhikes covering mostly level terrain, no difficult trail, generally less than five miles total.
Dayhikes covering a variety of terrain, with a few steep or difficult areas, but no prolonged steep grades or difficult terrain, and generally between five and ten miles in length total (or shorter hikes with more difficult terrain), or covering terrain of any length where no trail exists (a bushwhack hike).
Longer dayhikes up to ten miles and more total length, and/or covering terrain that contains prolonged steep or difficult stretches (a short hike could be rated difficult if the terrain really is such), or a longer bushwhack hike covering difficult terrain.