Last update - 21st May 2014

The 5 activities below are based on the general description of Hiking, click on an item from the list to give a personalised weight based calculation. The calories expended are given for a range of activities from 'hiking or climbing hills carrying more than 42 pounds' to 'hiking, cross country'. The burnt calories are based on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the time spent hiking, which is given in the chart below, per hour.

Each Hiking activity can be scaled by duration and your weight, to give a personalised estimate of the energy used, using our free calculator.

Based on the the list of hiking activities, shown below, the average calories burned for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 646 Calories for one hour of hiking.

The average burnt for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 555 Calories for one hour of hiking.

The mean calories burned per minute of hiking, based on the list of 5 activities, shown below, for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 11 Calories per minute.

The average per minute for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 9 Calories per minute.

The highest number of calories burned for an average person is achieved by hiking or climbing hills carrying more than 42 pounds. For this activity in one hour an average man burns 776 Calories, while an average woman in one hour burns 665 Calories.

The hiking activity with the lowest calories burnt is hiking, cross country, which for an average man in one hour burns 517 Calories, and for an average woman burns 444 Calories.

As previously mentioned the burnt calories will be based mainly on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the length of time. A sedentary man between the ages of 19-30 requires approximately 2500 calories, and a sedentary woman requires approximately 2000 calories, although as your activity levels increase with regular exercise, this requirement will also increase. To personalise the calorific value, click on one of the activities and select your weight and duration to find out how many calories are burned Hiking.




Hiking per Hour - Energy Burned Calculator

Calories Burned in one hour of hiking for Average Male (M) and Female (F) (click to personalise).
hiking or climbing hills carrying 0 to 9 pounds - calories  Male=603 kcal, Female=518 kcal.
hiking or climbing hills carrying 10 to 20 pounds - calories  Male=646 kcal, Female=555 kcal.
hiking or climbing hills carrying 21 to 42 pounds - calories  Male=689 kcal, Female=591 kcal.
hiking or climbing hills carrying more than 42 pounds - calories  Male=776 kcal, Female=665 kcal.
hiking, cross country - calories  Male=517 kcal, Female=444 kcal.



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