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Steps to Miles Calculator

Created by Rita Rain and Łucja Zaborowska, MD, PhD candidate
Reviewed by Bogna Szyk and Jack Bowater
Based on research by
Barreira, Tiago V.; Rowe, David A.; and Kang, Minsoo Parameters of Walking and Jogging in Healthy Young Adults; International Journal of Exercise Science; 2010See 1 more source
Hatano, Y. Use of the pedometer for promoting daily walking exercise. Journal of the International Committee on Health, Physical Education and Recreation; 1993
Last updated: Jan 18, 2024


A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and finding how many steps this distance will take begins with using this steps to miles calculator.

Read on to learn how to use this tool and find how many steps per mile you take.

Steps to miles calculator — convert steps to miles

This steps to miles conversion calculator offers you three methods to convert steps to miles (and distance in general). They are ordered from the least to the most exact.

  1. If you want a quick approximation, choose the method based on the average step. You'll need to input only your sex and the number of steps walked. The distance will appear in the last field of the steps to miles calculator. This method assumes a stride length of 2.2 ft (0.67 m) for women and 2.5 ft (0.762 m) for men.

  2. If you want a more precise result, choose the second option. Based on your height, the calculator will estimate your stride length. You can check it in advanced mode.

  3. The third method gives you an exact number of steps in a mile, but you need to measure your stride length first.

Feel free to change the units of distance, stride length, and height.

🙋 If you know how many steps you walked, you can work out how many calories you've burned with our steps to calories calculator.

Steps per mile calculator — how many steps per mile do you take?

This tool can also serve as a steps per mile calculator. If you're wondering how many steps does it take to make a mile or any other distance, choose the method, enter your stride length, height, or just sex, and then input the distance. The result will be the number of steps.

Average steps in a mile — how many steps does it take to make a mile?

To illustrate how this calculator works, let's figure out how many average steps are in a mile. To get the result, you just need to set the unit of distance to "miles" and enter "1". Then, you'll see the number of steps - "2,400" for females and "2,112" for males.

How did the calculator get this result? It uses the following steps to miles conversion formula:

distance / stride length = steps

As we said, the average stride length for women hovers around 2.2 ft, and it will be the stride length in our example. The distance is 1 mile. To have uniform units, let's convert it to feet:

1 mile = 5,280 feet

Now when you substitute into the formula, you get the result:

steps = 5,280 ft / 2.2 ft

steps = 2,400

FAQ

How to convert steps to miles?

To convert steps to miles:

  1. Determine the stride length - measure it or assume 2.2 ft if you're female and 2.5 ft if you're male.

  2. Multiply the stride length by the number of steps, e.g.:

    2.2 ft × 1,000 = 2,200 ft.

  3. Convert the result to miles:

    2,200 ft / 5,280 ≈ 0.42 mi.

How to calculate steps in a mile?

Use the following mile to steps conversion formula distance / stride length = steps:

  1. Convert a mile to feet :

    1 mile = 5280 feet.

  2. Determine the stride length. Measure it or assume 2.2 ft if you're female and 2.5 ft if you're male.

  3. Divide the mile by the step's length, e.g.:

    5280 ft / 2.5 ft = 2112.

How many steps are there in a mile?

Walking a mile means taking around 2,000 steps. The exact number depends on the individual's height and stride length. If we assume an average stride length (2.2 ft for women and 2.5 ft for men), a mile will take 2,112 male steps and 2,400 female steps.

How many steps are there in 3 miles?

Walking 3 miles means taking around 6-7 thousand steps. The exact number depends on the individual's height and stride length. If we assume an average stride length (2.2 ft for women and 2.5 ft for men), 3 miles will take 6,336 male steps and 7,206 female steps.

How many miles is 10,000 steps?

10,000 steps make about 4 miles. The exact number depends on the individual's height and stride length. For a woman with an average stride length (2.2 ft), 10,000 steps are 4.163 mi, and for a man with an average step (2.5 ft), it's 4.735 mi. Use Omni's steps to miles conversion calculator to find out exactly how many miles you would walk if you took 10,000 steps.

How many miles is 5,000 steps?

5,000 steps make about 2 miles. The exact number depends on the individual's height and stride length. For a woman with an average stride length (2.2 ft), 5,000 steps are 2.0816 mi, and for a man with an average step (2.5 ft), it's 2.3674 mi. Use our miles to steps calculator to find out the number of steps with your stride length!

How many miles is 15,000 steps?

15,000 steps make about 6.5 miles. The exact number depends on the individual's height and stride length. For a woman with an average stride length (2.2 ft), 15,000 steps are 6.245 mi, and for a man with an average step (2.5 ft), it's 7.102 mi.

How many miles is 20,000 steps?

20,000 steps make about 8.5 miles. The exact number depends on the individual's height and stride length. For a woman with an average stride length (2.2 ft), 20,000 steps are 8.326 mi, and for a man with an average step (2.5 ft), it's 9.47 mi.

How many miles is 6,000 steps?

6,000 steps make about 2.5 miles. The exact number depends on the individual's height and stride length. For a woman with an average stride length (2.2 ft), 6,000 steps are 2.498 mi, and for a man with an average step (2.5 ft), it's 2.841 mi.

How many miles is 12,000 steps?

12,000 steps make about 5 miles. The exact number depends on the individual's height and stride length. For a woman with an average stride length (2.2 ft), 12,000 steps are 4.996 mi, and for a man with an average step (2.5 ft), it's 5.682 mi.

How many miles is 8,000 steps?

8,000 steps make about 3.5 miles. The exact number depends on the individual's height and stride length. For a woman with an average stride length (2.2 ft), 8,000 steps are 3.3305 mi, and for a man with an average step (2.5 ft), it's 3.788 mi.

Rita Rain and Łucja Zaborowska, MD, PhD candidate
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average stride length
Sex
Female
Steps
Distance
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