Difficulty Ratings. The rating levels of difficulty are easy, moderate, and difficult. The guidelines below are from the Trip Leaders' Handbook.
|Difficulty||Hikes||Bike Trips||Ski Trips||Snowshoe Trips||Canoe Trips|
|Easy - Accessible to all in good physical condition; suitable for families with children.||less than 5 miles and less than 1,000 ft. of elevation gain||less than 15 miles, fairly flat||less than 6 miles, fairly flat||less than 3 miles, less than 800 ft. of elevation gain||less than 5 miles, flat water|
|Moderate - Requires a degree of stamina; some previous experience is desirable.||5 to 8 miles, 1,000 to 2,400 ft. of elevation gain||15 to 35 miles, flat or moderate hills||6 to 10 miles with less than 1,000 ft. of elevation gain||3 to 6 miles with 800 to 2,000 ft. of elevation gain||5 to 8 miles for flat water, less than 5 miles for Class I or II rapids|
|Difficult - Challenging events for people in good physical condition; previous experience necessary.||more than 8 miles or more than 2,400 ft. of elevation gain||more than 35 miles or with long uphill sections||more than 10 miles or more than 1,000 ft. of elevation gain||more than 6 miles or more than 2,000 ft. of elevation gain||more than 8 miles for flat water, more than 5 miles for Class I or II rapids, or any Class III or 1V|