Here's Why it Can Feel Like LSD Lasts Forever

How long does LSD last?  LSD is known to be a long-lasting psychedelic, but how long a trip lasts for you depends on various factors.

In this guide, we will describe the typical duration of the experience, the factors that may shorten or lengthen a trip, and the effects of LSD.

Typically, an LSD trip will last for about 8-12 hours. But this needs some further explanation.

How Long Does LSD Last?

A 12-hour LSD experience does not mean that you will be having full-blown psychedelic effects from the moment you ingest the drug and then for 12 hours.

Let’s go through these different stages of the LSD trip, highlighting how long they last and what you can expect to experience during them.


This refers to the time it takes for the first effects of the drug to appear. For LSD, this is 15-30 minutes.

Come Up

The come up is the stage between the onset and the peak. It is where the intensity of the experience will build. This stage lasts 45-90 minutes.

This is the stage when you experience the greatest intensity of effects. This stage lasts 3-5 hours. The peak effects of the drug will vary according to many factors.


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