The following legend describes the criteria we use for rating our hikes: Rating Description 1 Boot Easy hike. Suitable for most people. Typically easy climbs (up to 100-M) short distances (less than 5km), good trail conditions 1-3 hours hiking 2 Boot Average hike. Suitable for most hikers. Typically moderate climbs (up to moderate grades, moderate distances (up to 10km), average trail conditions 3 Boot Intermediate hike. Suitable for fitter hikers. Typically harder climbs grades, longer distances (up to 15km), rugged trail conditions. 4 Boot Strenuous hike. For the more adventurous. May contain steep, high climb poor trail conditions. Note: These descriptions are guidelines only, for example a hike may have a high as "2 Boot" if it falls into that level of exertion.