I will try to keep it short and simple.
As I understand, trekking is a term used for long distance backpacking in the wild. Hiking is a term for daily walking in the nature (ok, I understand it doesn't always have to be "nature" but that's not my point).
I am trying to write an article about trekking in Turkish language. But at the moment I am confused between trekking and hiking.
You don't use the term "trekking trails" often. "Hiking trail" is used more commonly. To define appalachian trail, blog writers usually use the "hiking trail" term.
Majority of the people do trekking in appalachian trail. Then why is it called "hiking trail"?
People who do trekking are called "hikers", but in the meantime hikers are called "hikers".. ee wtf?
am I missing something or I am just dumb? or is it something even you still argue and don't agree on?
Please forgive the lack of my English. I am really looking forward to see your replies.