What Is the Average Time to Walk One Mile?

What Is the Average Time to Walk One Mile?

What Is the Average Time to Walk One Mile?

An average person can walk one mile on a flat, well-groomed surface in 17 to 20 minutes. A fit person walking briskly can walk a mile in 13 minutes. An estimated average walking speed for calculating how long a hike or walk will take is around 3 miles per hour.

Over rough terrain, the average walking speed can drop to 2.5 miles per hour. Climbing and descending hills can significantly slow down a walker. For example, walking 10 miles over flat terrain is estimated to take the average person 4 hours. However, walking the same distance up and down a 1640-foot-high hill increases the estimated walking time to 5 hours and 10 minutes.