Our Expectations For Hikers

The SNSL’s expectations for hikers who want to be officially recognized as a thru- or section hiker.

Recognition Policy

  • SNSL define a thru-hike as a hike of the entire trail in 12 months or less.
  • The method of travel is on foot.
  • We expect you to be a member.
  • SNSL hold high expectations of thru-hikers that include treating the natural environment, trail communities, other hikers, and our agency partners –whose land the trail passes through –with kindness, respect and cooperation.
  • SNSL operate on the honor system. When you tell us that you’ve completed the trail, we’re happy to recognize your achievement.
  • SNSL give equal recognition to thru-hikers and section hikers.
  • SNSL recognize hikers regardless of sequence, direction or speed.

We’d be honored to send you a certificate to recognize your accomplishment (it’s free).
Mail us: info (at) viasuecia.com.