Suitable for most active participants with full mobility and participants new to the activity described. Expect to be active for about 2 hours. There will be time to take rest breaks. Hiking trails are easy with up to 400 feet in elevation gain.
Reasonable fitness for the expected activity is needed, but the event is designed for those new to this activity. Expect to be active for 2-3 hours. A bit more active than the easy rating, but with breaks built in. Hiking trails are easy to moderate with up to 800 feet in elevation gain.
Fitness level and/or past experience to sustain the activity at a moderate pace is required. Expect to be active up to 3-4 hours. Hiking trails are rated moderate to difficult with elevation gain up to 1200 feet.
Suitable for those with recent similar experience and/or demonstrated proficiency such as being active in sports or regular engagement in vigorous physical activity. Expect to be active up to 5-6 hours. Hiking trails are moderate to difficult with elevation gain up to 2000 feet.
Most physically demanding. Fitness for the specific activity is required with direct experience in the activity highly recommended and potentially mandatory. Expect to be active for 6+ hours. Breaks will be shorter/fewer than other levels. Hiking trails are rated difficult with elevation gain of more than 2000 feet.