Here are some hiking stats and facts I found from 17 different sources.
- $5 billion is spent each year.
- Average speed is 3 mph.
- Falling is number one cause of death in wilderness.
- 1 in 232k chance of bear attack.
- 18k miles of trails in the U.S. National Parks
Have a look at this infographic for more info:
Hiking is good exercise that burns 300 calories per hour or more.
You can train for better endurance.