the home page of the unofficial
North Country Trail Long Distance Hikers
An effort to preserve the information about those who have hiked more than 200 different miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail,
In 2015 we began an effort to officially recognize those who have hiked one more more complete North Country Trail state, and/or 1000 different miles of the trail. This is overseen by the Long Distance Hiker Recognition Committee of the North Country Trail Association.
The central patch is awarded once, with the initial application. The rockers are added as hikers complete additional states or mileages. Rockers not pictured (and not yet available) are for Vermont and the Mackinac Bridge. If all parts of the trail are completed on foot the End to End Hike rocker is awarded. If some portions are bicycled or paddled (in adjacent waterways) the End to End Trip rocker is awarded.
To apply for Long-Distance Hiking Awards on the NCT:
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It would be welcome if you were inclined to make a small donation. Please donate to the North Country Trail Association and mark it for Long Distance Hiker Recognition.