Shrooms High: How Long Does a Shrooms Trip Last?

How long shrooms stay in your system?

A person can expect a shrooms trip to last anywhere from three to six hours.
Many different factors can affect the severity and length of a person’s trip on shrooms such as:

The species of mushroom

Some species of mushrooms contain a higher concentration of psilocybin than others.

The dosage

Due to the differences in psilocybin content between particular types of mushrooms, 4 grams of one type of mushroom may have the same effect on a person as 0.5 grams of another kind.

The age or drying process used (if applicable)

Some of the methods used to dry and store hallucinogenic mushrooms preserve psilocybin better than others. For example, using a dehydrator or another kind of moisture-removal product can help the mushrooms to retain more of their potency than if they were simply fan-dried.

How the shrooms enter the body

Shrooms can be eaten by themselves, whole; sprinkled onto or mixed in with food; or crushed into a powder to be placed inside of a capsule, made into a tablet or other solution.

How Long Does it Take to Start Feeling the Effects of a Shrooms High?

For most, the drug’s effects will become apparent within 20-40 minutes of ingestion. However, Depending on variables such as the kind of mushrooms you use and how you ingested it, psilocybin mushrooms can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours to take effect.

How Long Does a Shrooms Trip Last?


On average, a single dose of shrooms will produce a trip that lasts somewhere between 3 and 6 hours. Of course, a trip can vary depending on a number of factors.

A person will not automatically trip if he or she does shrooms.

If the user ingests only a small dose of shrooms, they may simply experience a sense of relaxation, feelings of euphoria, and some noticeable changes in the way that person perceives colors or sounds.

In cases where the person has ingested far more than the recommended dose for that species of mushroom, his or her trip may last longer.

What Happens During a Shrooms High?

As stated above, doing shrooms does not always guarantee that someone will trip.

Even if a person doesn’t trip, he or she may experience some of the following effects:

  • Clammy skin
  • Nausea
  • Visual enhancements
    • Colors appear to be brighter or seem to “glow”
    • Surfaces may have an unusual richness of texture
    • Surroundings seem more detailed in general
  • Changes in short-term memory, i.e. continually distracted thought patterns
  • Changes in how sound is perceived, i.e. music sounds distorted in a way
  • Increase in creativity]
  • A kind of “stoning” effect, i.e. euphoria and relaxation
  • Uncontrollable giggling

If someone ingests a little more, the user will experience the previously mentioned effects before he or she starts to trip. Those who do end up tripping on shrooms may experience additional effects such as:

  • Time dilation
  • Visual distortions
    • Objects appear warped or curved
    • Hallucinations”— not so much seeing things that aren’t there, but perceiving things that are present to be entirely different from what they normally are/look like— such as
      • Surfaces of objects seeming to swirl or “flow” like water
      • Patterns may be visible on otherwise uniform surfaces, e.g. kaleidoscope-like images seen on walls or countertops
      • Objects morphing into other objects
  • Synesthesia, i.e. seeing sounds and hearing colors
  • Loss of reality ranging from mild to severe
    • Out-of-body experiences
    • Splitting of the ego, e.g. inanimate objects start conversing with the person, or that person starts feeling contradicting intense emotions simultaneously
    • Total loss of reality where senses cease to function in usual ways; person feels as if the self is with nature or the world, or the universe

While some trips can be enlightening experiences, a bad trip can cause feelings of fear, panic, anxiety, and other intense, negative emotions.

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  • How do I find a magic mushroom ?

  • Tripping currently and very helpful read. Relaxing. Thank you.

    • I’m going through a horrible trip right now but that’s cause I think I took way more than any human is suppose to and I feel as if I’m about to puke all the time and that sensation of wanting to puke has been here the whole trip which has been like 5 hours now. Please take the amount you are suppose to and I hope no one ever goes through what I’m going through. It has to end eventually, right?

  • This is for all the Rf ‘s out there , this is not like any other ‘drug’ , each shroom has different amounts of the key ingredient that gives the trip factor.
    So it’s the unmeasured amounts that turn out to be fatal.
    There are people out there living with that trip day and night. It’s flipped their brain and they are unable to come down or come back.
    These are people that live on the fringes or in communes or who knows where, away from the human race.

  • Thank you for sharing your insights about the other side of the magical mushroom. This is very educational.
    Thank you!

  • Shrooms give amazing trips, and can give you information about yourself that you may not be able to find in your day to day life. However while being an amazing experience can be dangerous and you should only pick shrooms if you know exactly what you’re looking for as there are many species that look incredibly similar. Grassland and fields that have had cows or sheep there within the last decade. I would not recomend any mushrooms that grow around tree stumps as they can be very easily confused other types such as Pholiatina Rugosa – a deadly poisonous mushroom.
    Good luck and happy tripping.

  • wish me luck, im going to try shrooms, any comments before i do?

  • Wow. I tried shrooms this past weekend and it was amazing. Time traveling on another realm.

  • Thank you for sharing and spreading awareness! Mushrooms are really indeed a magical fungus.
    As studies progress, it unfolds a lot of possible uses and applications in science and medicine.
    I hope this could be the future treatment of a lot of diseases. It has endless capabilities!

  • I’m here reading comments and finding out about this magic mushroom trip. How long it lasts, how long it takes to kick in, how it will make me feel. Sounds like it’s all right. It better be. I just took 1.0 grams. I’ll wait about an hour and see what it’s doing, maybe take another .5 gram. Never done this before.

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