White Wolf : 42 Amazing Truths About Wolves Everyone Should Know How fast can a wolf run? How far do they travel? Wolves are long-distance travelers. They may travel 10 to 30 miles in one day to hunt. They often maintain a steady trot, averaging about 5 miles an hour. When chasing prey, they can sprint at 25 to 35 miles an hour. Wolves leaving the pack and dispersing in search of mates have been known to travel huge distances, sometimes over 500 miles from their home territories.