What qualifies as an FKT?

Calculating time

The clock starts at the beginning of the route, and does not stop until the end. FKTs always count “elapsed time,” never “moving time”.


Anyone can do an FKT.  You must give your actual name to be credited with an FKT; no pseudonyms or trail names. 

Timing and Verifying

Verification is required; please see the FKT Verification page.

Fastest Times only

Only the fastest time is listed, posted chronologically as they were completed (not submitted).  There is no “leaderboard”.  If you completed a route but came up short of a new FKT, mail us to letting everyone know what you did. We’ll post it as an Achievement.


Self-Supported means you may have as much support as you can manage or find along the way, but not from any thing or person just for you; any support you employ must be equally available to anyone else.

This can range from caching supplies in advance, purchasing supplies along the way, staying at motels, to finding or begging for food or water; camping in a friends yard would be Supported, because that is not available to the public. 

Fastest Known Time List