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The North Country Trail is a 7517.4 km
trail that starts in ,
Mercer County, North Dakota.
Based on our data, the trail is graded as Difficult.
For information on how we grade trails, please read measuring the difficulty of a hiking trail on hiiker.
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This trail can be completed in approx 370 days. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info read about how we calculate hike time.
Greg O’Malley · 07 Apr 2020
I’ve only done some section hikes of the NCT. It still has a long way to go as compared big 3 to remove some road sections. A thru-hike is very difficult due to the direction and length of the trail. Going west to east means you will have to deal with a lot of cold weather/ice at some stage unlike the other trails where you can start in the south. Still, it has a lot to offer a hiker who wants something different.
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