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    :banana Trail Abbreviations Reference

    Trying to post something useful since this is the 1,000,000 post!

    ADT-American Discovery Trail-6800miles-http://www.discoverytrail.org/
    AT-Appalachian Trail-2179.1miles-http://www.appalachiantrail.org -- (corrected for 2010 mileage 8/15/10)
    AT-Arizona Trail-790miles-http://www.aztrail.org/
    AT-Allegheny Trail-330miles-http://www.aldha.org/alleghen.htm
    BART-Bay Area Ridge Trail-500miles-http://www.ridgetrail.org/
    BMT-Benton MacKaye Trail-300miles-http://www.bmta.org/
    BST-Bonneville Shoreline Trail-90miles-http://www.bonnevilleshorelinetrail.org/
    BT-Baker Trail-141miles-http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/hiking/baker.aspx
    BT-Buckeye Trail-1444miles-http://www.buckeyetrail.org/index.html
    CDT-Continental Divide Trail-3100miles-http://cdtrail.org/page.php
    CH-Cohos Trail-156miles-http://www.cohostrail.org
    CLT-Chief Ladiga Trail-33miles-http://epic.jsu.edu/clt/
    COCT-C&O Canal Trail-184.5miles-http://bikewashington.org/canal/
    CT-Colorado Trail-(478-500)miles-http://www.coloradotrail.org/
    CT-Cumberland Trail-300miles-http://www.cumberlandtrail.org/
    CT-Chilkoot Trail-33miles-http://www.nps.gov/klgo/planyourvisit/chilkoottrail.htm
    DRT-Duncan Ridge Trail-35miles-http://georgiatrails.com/trails/duncan.html
    ECG-East Coast Greenway-3000miles-http://www.greenway.org/
    ECT-Eastern Continental Trail-5400miles-http://www.nimblewillnomad.com/easte...rail_guide.htm
    FLT-Finger Lakes Trail-562miles-http://www.fingerlakestrail.org/
    FT-Florida Trail-1400miles-http://www.floridatrail.org/
    FT-Foothills Trail-76miles-http://www.foothillstrail.org/
    GAP-Great Allegheny Passage-318miles-http://www.atatrail.org/
    GET-Grand Enchantment Trail-730miles-http://www.simblissity.net/grand_enchantment.shtml
    GWL-Great Western Loop-6875miles-http://www.andrewskurka.com/GWL/abou...escription.php
    GWT-Great Western Trail-4455miles-http://gwt.org/
    HLC-High Line Canal-60miles-http://www.douglas.co.us/openspace/H...nal_Trail.html
    HST-Horse Shoe Trail-140miles-http://hstrail.org/
    HST-High Sierra Trail-61miles-http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisi...erra-trail.htm
    HT-Hayduke Trail-800miles-http://hayduketrail.org/ -- (added 8/13/10)
    HT-Highlands Trail-150miles-http://www.highlands-trail.org/
    IAT-Ice Age Trail-1000miles-http://www.iceagetrail.org/
    IAT-International Appalachian Trail-1900miles-http://www.internationalat.org/
    JMT-John Muir Trail-211miles-http://johnmuirtrail.org/
    KT-Katy Trail-185miles-http://www.great-trails.com/katy.shtml
    KT-Knobstone Trail-58miles-http://www.indianatrails.com/content...e-hiking-trail
    LHHT-Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail-70miles-http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/Forestry/hiking/laurel.aspx
    LP-Long Path-350miles-http://www.nynjtc.org/region/long-path
    LSHT-Lone Star Hiking Trail-129miles-http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/texas/recrea...arhiking.shtml
    LT-Long Trail-273miles-http://www.greenmountainclub.org/page.php?id=2 -- (corrected for 2010 mileage 8/15/10)
    MDHT-Maah Daah Hey Trail-97miles-http://www.mdhta.com/info.htm
    MDT-Mason-Dixon Trail-193miles-http://www.masondixontrail.org/
    MMT-Metacomet-Monadnock Trail-114miles-http://amcberkshire.org/mm-trail
    MRHT-Michigan Rider & Hiker Trail-220miles-http://members.tm.net/trailrider/pub...ore_trail.html
    MSG-Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway-50miles-http://www.msgtc.org/
    MSST-Michigan Shore-to-Shore Trail-220miles-http://members.tm.net/trailrider/pub...ore_trail.html
    MST-Mountains-to-Sea Trail-961.8miles-http://www.ncmst.org/map.html
    MST-Midstate Trail (PA)-313miles-http://www.hike-mst.org/ -- (added 8/15/10)
    MT-Midstate Trai (MA)l-92miles-http://www.midstatetrail.org/
    MT-Mattabesett Trail-57miles-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattabesett_Trail
    NCT-North Country Trail-4600miles-http://www.northcountrytrail.org
    NPNHT-Nez Perce National Historic Trail-1170miles-http://www.fs.fed.us/npnht/plan/decisionnotice.shtml
    NPT-northville-Placid Trail-133miles-http://www.aldha.org/northvil.htm
    NTT-Natchez Trace Trail-65miles-http://www.nps.gov/natt/index.htm
    OCT-Oregon Coast Trail-382miles-http://visittheoregoncoast.com/2009/...-hiking-guide/
    OHT-Ozark Highlands Trail-165miles-http://www.hikearkansas.com/ohta.html
    OT-Ozark Trail-140miles-http://www.ozarktrail.com/
    PCT-Pacific Crest Trail-2654miles-http://www.pcta.org/
    PNT-Pacific Northwest Trail-1200miles-http://www.pnt.org/
    PT-Palmetto Trail-425miles-http://www.sctrails.net/TRAILS/ALLTR...O%20TRAIL.html
    PT-Pinhoti Trail-295miles-http://www.pinhotitrailalliance.org/index.html
    RFT-Robert Frost Trail-47miles-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_...ssachusetts%29
    R2R-Rim to Rim, Grand Canyon-23.5miles-http://www.zionnational-park.com/rim-to-rim-grand.htm -- (added 8/13/10)
    R2R-River to River Trail, Southern Illinois-(160-176)miles-http://www.rivertorivertrail.com/home.html -- (added 8/13/10)
    STT-Sheltowee Trace Trail-282miles-http://www.sheltoweetrace.com/
    SHT-Superior Hiking Trail-205miles-http://www.shta.org/
    SRKG-Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway-75miles-http://www.srkg.com/
    SST-Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail-29miles-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyline-to-the-Sea_Trail
    ST-Susquehannock Trail-85miles-http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/FORESTRY...uehannock.aspx
    TRT-Tahoe Rim Trail-165miles-http://www.tahoerimtrail.org/index.p...d=78&Itemid=51
    TT-Tuscarora Trail-250miles-http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/FORESTRY...tuscarora.aspx
    VCT-Virginia Creeper Trail-35miles-http://www.vacreepertrail.com/
    WT-Wonderland Trail-93miles-http://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisi...land-trail.htm
    Last edited by couscous; 08-15-2010 at 19:44. Reason: Additions/Updates

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    I thought the Colorado Trail is abbreviated CT.
    and the International Appalachian Trail.... is the mileage of the AT not included in the mileage? or is it just the additional mileage other than the AT?

    thanks for all the info though, great list.

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    Yeah, the IAT mileage seems off and the CT- Colorado Trail is like 478 and the CDT will never be 3100m .... most do less than 2500 and the most I believe possible is closer to 2900....tops

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    For what it's worth, Nean, the listed mileage for both the (present) A.T. and the Long Trail are also incorrect, at least according to the official websites for both Trails.

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    The link for the Wonderland Trail is wrong: http://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisi...land-trail.htm
    GA←↕→ME: 1973 to 2014

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    Let's see, that's 58,813 miles covered by these trails. At 20 mpd on average, that equates to 8 solid years of walking!
    GA←↕→ME: 1973 to 2014

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    All corrections are welcome! Most of the mileage numbers come from their websites. Doesn't mean they are right, just that there was some basis for most of the numbers.
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    ITA - "The IAT is a 3,000 km (about 1864 miles) hiking trail route stretching from Mount Katahdin, Maine, through New Brunswick to the Gaspé region of Québec, then to Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and the west coast of the Island of Newfoundland and Labrador.
    - Some have combined the Florida Trail, AT & ITA for a 10 Million Steps hike.
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    I'll edit the Colorado Trail .. switching to CT
    - "The Colorado Trail is Colorado’s premier long distance trail. Stretching almost 500 miles from Denver to Durango, it travels through the spectacular Colorado Rocky Mountains amongst peaks with lakes, creeks and diverse ecosystems."
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    CDT 3100 miles
    - "Learn more about the “King of Trails” spanning 3,100 miles along the backbone of America." - "With a 3,100-mile trail, there are unlimited ways to get involved! 2010 volunteer projects will be announced in February 2010."
    - Any CDT hikers have a better number?
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    Wonderland Trail link will be changed.

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    [QUOTE=couscous;1039660]- Any CDT hikers have a better number?
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    Freakin' long walk....


    (Which is my smart ass way of saying, I have no idea..and I walked the bloody thing! )

    Mileage on all but a few trails is suspect. With reroutes due to trail maintenance or closures, alternate routes, side trails (from/to campsites....or getting misplaced like on the CDT!), etc. etc. etc.

    Better to round it off. Just as accurate/inaccurate as the 'official' figures...

    FWIW, I stopped counting overall mileage and just go with a rough figure for the "in between resupply" purposes.
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    R2R = Rim to Rim, Grand Canyon http://www.zionnational-park.com/rim-to-rim-grand.htm

    and

    R2R = River to River Trail, Southern Illinois http://www.rivertorivertrail.com/home.html
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    MST is also PA's Mid State Trail, the longest in the state at 526 km http://www.hike-mst.org

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