Enter the total distance and the total elevation into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Hiking Time. 

Hiking Time Formula

HT = 19.5*D + 30*E/1000


  • HT is the Hiking Time (minutes)
  • D (miles) is the total distance
  • E (ft) is the total elevation

To calculate Hiking Time, multiply the distance in miles by 19.5, then add 30 times the elevation over 1000.

How to Calculate Hiking Time?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Hiking Time.

  1. First, determine the total distance. 
  2. Next, determine the total elevation. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = HT = 19.5*D + 30*E/1000.
  4. Finally, calculate the Hiking Time.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total distance = 5

total elevation = 10000