How early do you wake up to go hiking?
This depends on the hike, the intention of the hike and which plans you have got...
For summits I prefer to wake up very early and start with headlight... As I hiked in the Lake District, Ben Nevis or up to the Carrauntoohil for example.
For long hikes (e.g. 23 miles on difficult trails) we hit the trailhead before day break. That helps assure we complete the hike in daylight. Another advantage of starting early is avoiding traffic, other hikers, and groups.
Wake up time would be around 4AM depending on the time of year and travel time to the trailhead.
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