Free Hiking Goal Tracker

Track your progress to stay motivated!

Setting a hiking goal is a great way to stay motivated and spend lots of quality time outdoors. Once you have your goal, how will you ever know if you’ve met itl if you don’t track it? This is where a Hiking Goal Tracker comes in handy!

Having a method to track your progress allows you to determine when you have achieved your goal. There are a 1000 ways to do this. You can just write it down in your notebook, create a Google form for it, or use an app.  Old school, nerdy folks would probably turn to an Excel spreadsheet.

If you are a nerd like me, you love data, charts, science, and evidence. Keeping track of your hiking goals in an Excel sheet is all of these things and will make your little nerd heart flutter.  Scroll down to download an easy to use spreadsheet to track all your hikes.

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How to Use the Hiking Goal Tracker

The first column of the table has all the months and the top row contains the days of the month. For each month, there are 2 rows: one for miles/ kilometers hiked and one for total elevation. 

If you did an 8 mile hike with 500 feet of elevation on January 1, you would enter 8  in the top row for the miles hiked and then 500 below it for the elevation in the cell for January 1. The sheet will automatically tally it up for you in the Total column.

Free Hiking Goal Tracker


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