# How far did the pioneers typically walk each day for 6 months?

## How far did the pioneers typically walk each day for 6 months?

Emigrants usually formed into wagon trains for security. Almost everyone preferred to walk rather than ride in dusty, bumpy wagons. They had to average 11 miles (18 km) to 17 miles (27 km) per day to reach Oregon City in four to six months. To leave too early risked muddy trails and too little grass for livestock.

## How many miles a day can a horse and wagon travel?

However, on one ride that covered a total of 2,600 miles, the horses averaged 31 miles per day. Modern endurance rides cover 100 miles that must be completed in less than 24 hours. Horses are capable of traveling much faster than 20 or 30 miles per day, but it may not be very good for their long-term health.

How long would it take to travel 300 miles by horse?

If you had to travel say 300 miles, you could do it on three different horses in three days. For standard 1 horse, 1 man, forced travel, I’d say 50 miles/day, which the average well trained horse could do.