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Non-Technical Mountain Climbs: 10 Best Hiking Summits



Mountain summit

Not everyone is an experienced mountaineer, and getting started can be hard. Let’s face it: climbing Everest sounds like fun until you realize you’ve never climbed a mountain before. And while you want to start off easy, you also don’t want to start on mountains no one has heard of. Here are some non-technical climbs on well-known mountains all over the world!

1. Mount Kenya (Kenya, Africa)

Located in the country it’s named after, Mount Kenya is 17,057 feet high, and it is the second tallest mountain in Africa. Hiking the whole mountain takes 10 days to complete, and the terrains vary on each peak. Mount Kenya has three main peaks: Nelion, Batian, and Lenana Peak. 

Peaks Batian and Nelion are permanently frozen with small glaciers and snow, and they have lots of technical climbs. They both require an ice ax and crampons and are considered advanced rock climbing. While they sound rewarding, an inexperienced climber should consider the third peak to begin. 

Lenana Peak is the non-technical peak. While it is the mountain’s third-highest point, this peak offers an abundant amount of flora and fauna. You can explore the exotic wilderness of Mount Kenya National Park. Lenana Peak is a very attainable climb. It’s popular among families who want to start hiking together. It also offers a beautiful landscape for the full African experience.

Mount Kilimanjaro and clouds line at sunset

Kilimanjaro is the fourth most topographically prominent peak on Earth.

2. Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania, Africa) 

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the Seven Summits. It’s a dormant volcano and is the world’s tallest free-standing mountain. It’s about 19,340 feet high and towers over most of Africa. Climbing Kilimanjaro depends on which route you take; some routes can take four nights while others can take between six and eight nights. Kilimanjaro has five routes: Lemosho Route, Machame Route, Northern Circuit, Rongai Route, and Shira Route.  

The Lemosho Route is a relaxed route; it allows about eight days to climb and keeps a good height balance between campsites. You’ll pass through forests and traverses, and this route has an average success rate of 91%. The Machame Route is the most popular, which means it’s the most crowded. It has the best views to the west of the mountain, so its popularity is understandable. 

The Northern Circuit can be done in eight days but is more relaxed to do in nine days. Basically, everyone reaches the peak on this route, and it doesn’t get super crowded. It’s great for those who prefer solitude while climbing. The Rongai Route is a six-day hike that climbs the northern side of the mountain. You can add a day to this journey to get accustomed to the high altitude, and it has spectacular views. 

Lastly, the Shira Route is an eight-day route that goes through the wilderness of the Shira Plateau. This route ascends the mountain from the west side and has a fairly high success rate. 

3. Mount Toubkal (Morocco, Africa)

Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in northern Africa, standing at 13,671 feet. Climbing the mountain only takes about two days. There’s a base camp around 10521 feet where trekkers can eat, sleep, and acclimatize to the altitude. While Morocco is typically very warm, it will get colder the higher you climb. 

This mountain is considered a good introduction to mountaineering because it only takes a long weekend to finish. However, the climb can be more challenging in the winter months. While you typically don’t need crampons and ice axes on this trek, it’s not uncommon to see them out during the winter months. 

The main season for climbing Mount Toubkal is between May and October. Something many guide companies like to do on this trek is wake up early enough on the second day so they can watch the sunrise from the peak. While you might not be an early riser, that certainly sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

4. Mera Peak (Nepal, Asia)

Mera Peak is known as a trekking peak and features a culturally stimulating trip through Nepal’s backcountry. It’s about 21,246 feet high, so be careful of altitude sickness if you don’t climb very often. From Mera, climbers can see mountains like Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyo. Mera Peak offers great views of the Himalayan Mountain Range. This trek can be a round trip or you can descend the other side of the mountain.

On this way down, climbers can see Imja Tse, which is also known as Island Peak. The best time to climb Mera Peak is April to May or October to November. The main goal when choosing when to schedule your trip is to make sure that it isn’t monsoon season and it isn’t too dark and cold. Even if you go before winter, you will need an ice ax and crampons to make this trek. Don’t let the fact that it’s a part of the Himalayas scare you. Mera Peak is one of the most accessible Himalayan climbs. 

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji has been considered perfect throughout history because of its symmetrical shape.

5. Mount Fuji (Japan, Asia) 

This is the highest mountain in Japan, and it’s also the most climbed mountain in the world. It has an elevation gain of 12,388 feet, and it’s still an active volcano. However, it hasn’t erupted in about 300 years, so you should be safe. Mount Fuji is considered one of Japan’s three sacred mountains, along with Mount Tateyama and Mount Hakusan. 

While it’s about 100 miles away from Tokyo, Mount Fuji can be seen from the capital of Japan on a clear day. This mountain is only open for climbing between July and August, so make sure you plan your trip accordingly. Climbing Mount Fuji only takes about eight hours, so it’s great for a day trip while you’re visiting Japan. 

There are four routes to the peak: the Yoshida, Subashiri, Gotemba, and Fujinomiya trails. The Yoshida and Fujinomiya trails are the most popular, which is mostly because they have bigger parking lots so tour buses stop there. While it can be called “climbing,” it’s more of a hike than it is rock climbing. The trip can be done without any climbing gear, such as ropes and poles.

6. Mount Stok Kangri (India, Asia)

This mountain is 20,182 feet tall, so acclimatization is key. It’s also the highest peak in the Stok Range of the Himalayas. It’s located in the northern part of India, and trekking the mountain takes about nine days. This round-trip trek is best done between July and mid-September. 

This climb is popular because it offers complete peace. Your surroundings are deserted, and the peak gives you the perfect view of the Zanskar Range and the Indus Valley. This climb is also popular because it’s a great starting point for non-technical climbers. The main problem people have with this mountain is the high altitude, and that’s because they don’t acclimatize. 

An ice ax and crampons are not required for this climb, but it never hurts to have them handy. Every guide company is different, and you might not want to use one at all. However, some companies will take you through the Thiksey Monastery, which is a Buddhist gompa. 

7. Mont Blanc (Franca/Italy, Europe)

Straddling the border of France and Italy, Mont Blanc stands at 15,771 feet. It takes about three days to climb the mountain, but hikers can choose to spend a few days prior to the ascent to acclimatize to the high altitude. This summit can be very busy during the warm months. 

This hike can be dangerous because the landscape of the mountain is ever-changing. Crampons and ice axes are vital to completing this summit, and it’s recommended to climb Mont Blanc with a guide for the first time. There are many glaciers on the mountain so be careful of crevasses and serac falls. The best time to climb Mont Blanc is between late May and late September. 

Because the mountain sits in two countries, you can climb from either side. The most popular starting points are Chamonix, France, and Courmayeur, Italy. Most guides start outside of Chamonix, so be mindful of that when planning your trip. It’s almost vital to climb with a guide because it’s hard to find a hut to spend the night in without one. 

There are lots of routes to take to the peak of Mont Blanc, but the four most popular are the Grand Mulets Route, the Italian Route, the Trois Monts Route, and the Gouter Route. The Gouter Route has become the “normal” route, and it’s considered the least technical route to the summit. The Trois Monts Route is the most technical, the Italian Route is the quietest, and the Grand Mulets Route is the original route taken by the first people to climb the mountain.

8. Mount Elbrus (Russia, Europe)

Mount Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe, making it one of the Seven Summits. Although it is the highest summit in Europe, it requires less technical skills than some of the smaller mountains on the continent. But, don’t let this go to your head because you should always be more than prepared when climbing any mountain.

Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano, having its last eruption in 50 A.D. The mountain has two main peaks: the Western and the Eastern. The Western summit is about 18,513 feet, and the Eastern summit is only slightly shorter at 18,442 feet. The Eastern summit was climbed about 45 years before the Western summit. 

There is one main route, the Standard Route, that is used by most climbers and guide groups. This route has no crevasses, but that’s if you don’t wander off the marked path. The climb up takes about six to nine hours, and the descent takes about three to six hours. There are other routes to the peak, but they’re rarely used because they are very dangerous. So, your best bet is to take the Standard Route. 

Like with climbing any mountain, one of the main dangers is the weather. Extremely cold weather and sudden storms are really common on Mount Elbrus. Remember to bring crampons and ice axes with you. Also, altitude sickness can be very common on Elbrus, so be sure to give yourself and those with you time to acclimatize. The best time to climb Mount Elbrus is from mid-July to mid-September. 

Mount Whitney

While Mount Whitney may look daunting, anyone who has the determination can accomplish it.

9. Mount Whitney (California, USA, North America)

This mountain stands at 14,505 feet tall, making it the tallest peak in California and in the United States. Funnily enough, the mountain sits 84 miles away from the lowest point in North America, which is the Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park. The California Geological Survey named the peak after Josiah Whitney, California’s state geologist. 

There are a few different ways to climb Mount Whitney. There’s the Mt. Whitney Trail, the short version of the John Muir Trail, the High Sierra Trail, and the long version of the John Muir Trail. The Mt. Whitney Trail is by far the easiest and most popular because of that fact. Although, permits are required to hike and camp on this trail. 

The short version of the John Muir Trail goes up the backside of Whitney from Guitar Lake, and it requires a backcountry permit. If you want to take longer to hike, the High Sierra Trail is about 72 miles long and starts in the Sequoia National Park. The John Muir Trail, in its entirety, is about 212 miles long and starts in Yosemite National Park. Trekking all of this trail would take you about a month to complete. It’s possible to summit Whitney in one day, but it’s not recommended for beginning mountaineers. 

Getting a permit to hike Mount Whitney is slightly competitive, meaning the Inyo National Forest runs its own lottery to give out permits. The lottery starts at the beginning of February and ends mid-March, and you have to claim your permit by May 1. The best months to hike Whitney are from July to September. 

10. Mount Aconcagua (Argentina, South America) 

Mount Aconcagua is one of the Seven Summits and stands at 22,838 feet. It’s also the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres. Climbing the summit can take between three and 20 days, depending on how you want to do it. This mountain has two main routes: The Vacas Valley Route and the Aconcagua Normal Route. The Vacas Valley Route is referred to as tried and true, but also as more aesthetically pleasing.

It offers a quiet traverse up the mountain and has base camps along the way. This route is seen as more technically challenging, posing more of a threat to non-technical climbers. The Aconcagua Normal Route is considered the easiest one. The main thing to beware of on this route is altitude sickness. However, don’t underestimate a mountain. Whichever route you take, don’t forget an ice axe and crampons.

To summit Mount Aconcagua, you’ll need to get a permit. And, there are different permits for the different number of days you wish to spend climbing. The high season ranges from mid-December to the following end of January, and the low season ranges from mid-November to mid-December and the beginning of February to the end of April. There are two main basecamps, Plaza Argentina and Plaza des Mules, that have doctors to examine whether you’re fit enough to continue the climb to the summit. 

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The Top 7 Bike Models for Thrilling Outdoor Adventures



Cycling is without a shadow of a doubt one of the most popular outdoor pursuits around. If you are somebody with a passion for it then the chances are you already own a bicycle of your own. Unless you are extremely wealthy then the likelihood is that you only own one. If you have a little bit of spare change then perhaps now’s the time for an upgrade. There are some great bicycle models on the market today.

This post will tell you about seven of them so you can find one that is right for you:

1.    Electric Bicycles

It would be a mistake to compile a list of the best bicycles around and not feature electric ones in the first place. Whether you are planning on buying them from e-bike shops in California or ones in New York, electric bicycles are the same throughout the country and are without a shadow of a doubt the best bicycles money can buy; the good thing about them is that they travel significantly faster than traditional bicycles and in some states can be ridden on the road alongside cars, making them an excellent choice for people who want to reduce their reliance on motor vehicles and lessen their carbon footprint.

2.    Folding Bicycles

Folding bicycles have achieved immense popularity in the last few years. They are mainly popular with people who commute to work using their bikes. The good thing about them is that they can easily be packed away and stored, making them ideal for travellers. Some riders even go as far as to take them abroad with them. Because of their small size and how easily foldable they are,  they can even be stored in the luggage compartment of planes, meaning they can be taken internationally.

3.    Tandem Bicycles

Let’s be honest, tandem bicycles are not the most popular. In fact, most people would never dream of being caught riding one. However, in spite of how uncool they are, tandem bicycles can be a lot of fun to ride. If you have a loved one or partner who likes travelling with you, a tandem bicycle gives you both the freedom to explore together. If you do plan on using one of these bicycles then make sure that you find one that is sized appropriately. Tandem bicycles come in many different shapes and sizes.

4.    Mountain Bicycles

Mountain bicycles are typically used by people who’re planning on riding on rough terrain or are travelling to another country. If you do plan on buying a mountain bicycle (or any bicycle, for that matter) you need to make sure that you conduct extensive research and find one with the best reviews that you can. A bicycle manufacturer’s reviews can tell you a lot about the products they sell and help you to decide whether or not their products are right for you. Avoid buying products from companies that do not have any reviews, positive or negative.

5.    Road Bicycles

Road bicycles are the most common ones you will see as you go about your daily life. If you are a fan of bicycles, it is highly likely you already own one of these. Road bicycles can easily be purchased for next to nothing. If you do not have a lot of money then you can definitely pick one up for a reasonable price. If you are planning on buying a road bicycle then again spend some time reading reviews and doing research. It is unwise to purchase any bicycle without doing your research first.

6. Recumbent Bicycle

If you are somebody who likes travelling long distances, recumbent bicycles are for you. The good thing about recumbent bicycles is that they can be used for touring other countries. These bicycles have seats designed for comfort. You can recline and lounge in them, making them ideal for people who have back pain or problems sitting upright on bicycles for long periods of time. Many people prefer using these over touring bikes which will feature in the next section. Recumbent bicycles can be very expensive which is why you should only buy one if you think it will come in handy.

7.    Touring Bicycles

Touring bicycles are not that popular mostly because they are designed especially for people who’re travelling over long distances with lots of luggage and therefore are very large and robust. They are extremely durable though which makes them great for people who ride roughly.


Getting outdoors and going on adventures can be a lot of fun. If you are a fan of bicycle riding, then consider picking up one of the bikes listed here; different bikes have different purposes so get the one that is right for your purposes. 

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How to Pack for a Day Hike



How to pack for a day hike

Hiking is an exciting adventure for the whole family, and it’s important to be prepared. Taking a day hike with your kids can be fun and rewarding, but you need to make sure that you have everything you need. Packing for a day hike doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful; all it takes is careful planning and preparation.

In this article, we will provide tips on how to pack for a successful day hiking trip with your family. With these simple steps in mind, you can ensure that your next day hike is safe yet enjoyable!

Choose the Right Gear for Your Day Hike

The most important part of packing for a day hike is selecting the right gear. Make sure you have proper footwear with good traction; sturdy, supportive hiking boots or shoes work best. You’ll also need rain gear in case it rains and layers to keep you warm on cool days. A small day pack or backpack is necessary, as well as a sturdy walking stick or trekking poles for extra stability on rough terrain. Other important items include a map and compass, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Plan Ahead and Pack Light

Don’t wait until the last minute to start packing for your day hike. Make a list of all the items you need to bring and check it off as you go. This will help you stay organized and make sure that you don’t forget anything. It’s also important to pack light; only bring essentials that are absolutely necessary for the trip. If possible, divide up gear among family members to lighten the load.

Prepare Clothing for All Weather Conditions

The weather can be unpredictable, so make sure you bring clothing that’s appropriate for all conditions. Layering is key; wear lightweight, breathable fabrics such as wool and synthetic materials that wick away moisture. Pack a waterproof jacket or poncho, and bring extra socks in case your feet get wet. Also, bring a hat, gloves, and sunglasses to protect you from the sun’s rays.

Bring Necessary Supplies like Water, Food, First Aid Kit, etc.

You should also bring necessary supplies like water, food, and a first aid kit with bandages and medications. Pack enough supplies for everyone so everyone can stay hydrated and energized throughout the hike. If you’re bringing snacks, opt for nutritious options like nuts, fruits, and nut butter sandwiches.

Include Extras Like Sunscreen and Bug Spray

You never know when you might need them, so it’s important to include extras like sunscreen and bug spray in your daypack. Sunscreen should be applied every two hours to protect your skin from sunburn and other damage. Bug spray can also help ward off pests like mosquitoes, ticks, and gnats.

Tips for Packing with Kids

Hiking with children can be a great way to bond as a family, but it’s important to make sure they’re comfortable and safe. Comfort items like stuffed animals, blankets, or books can help them relax and stay entertained during the hike. Pack plenty of snacks that are high in energy; trail mix, fruit bars, and granola bars are a great option. Games & activities can also be fun for younger kids; think about bringing small toys and cards to keep them occupied.

Don’t Forget Important Documents & Identification Cards

Make sure you bring any important documents or identification cards with you on your day hike. This includes driver’s license, passports, health insurance cards, and any other relevant paperwork you might need. It’s also a good idea to bring a copy of your itinerary and contact information for the people you’ll be hiking with.

Final Checklist Before You Leave on Your Day Hike

Once you’ve packed all the necessary items, it’s important to do a final checklist before leaving on your day hike. Make sure everyone in your party has the appropriate supplies and that you know where to find any extra items you might need. It’s also a good idea to notify someone of your plans; let them know where you’re going, when you plan to leave, and when you plan to return.


Day hikes are an excellent way to get outdoors and experience the beauty of nature. With a little preparation, you can ensure your day hike is safe and enjoyable for everyone in your party. By following the tips outlined above, you can be sure that you’re adequately prepared for whatever comes your way. So grab your gear, get outside, and enjoy the adventure!


Q: What type of clothing should I bring for a day hike?

A: It’s important to prepare for all weather conditions; wear lightweight, breathable fabrics such as wool and synthetic materials that wick away moisture. Pack a waterproof jacket or poncho, and bring extra socks in case your feet get wet. Also, don’t forget to bring a hat, gloves, and sunglasses to protect you from the sun’s rays.

Q: What supplies do I need to bring on a day hike?

A: You should bring necessary supplies like water, food, and a first aid kit with bandages and medications. If possible, divide up gear among family members to lighten the load. It’s also important to pack extras like sunscreen and bug spray, as well as any necessary documents or identification cards.

Q: What tips do you have for hiking with kids?

A: In order to make sure your children are comfortable and safe on the hike, it’s important to bring comfort items like stuffed animals, blankets, or books. Pack plenty of healthy snacks that are high in energy; trail mix, fruit bars, and granola bars are a great option. Games & activities can also help keep them entertained; think about bringing small toys and cards with you on the trip.

Q: What should I do before leaving on my day hike?

A: Before leaving on your day hike, make sure to do a final checklist and ensure that everyone in the party has the appropriate supplies. It’s also important to notify someone of your plans and let them know where you’re going, when you plan to leave, and when you plan to return. Finally, don’t forget to bring any necessary documents or identification cards with you.

Q: How do I stay safe during day hiking?

A: Stay safe while hiking by informing someone of your plans, packing the right gear and supplies, and being aware of your surroundings. Make sure you’re properly hydrated and that you have the necessary first aid supplies in case of an emergency. Also, be mindful of wildlife and any potential hazards on the trail.

Q: What else do I need to know about day hiking?

A: It’s important to plan ahead and research the terrain of your hike before heading out. Know your limits and be prepared for any unexpected events you might encounter on the trail. Stay on established trails and remember to practice Leave No Trace principles when hiking. Above all, have a great time and enjoy the adventure!

Q: What is Leave No Trace?

A: Leave No Trace is an international organization that promotes ethical outdoor recreation practices by encouraging hikers, campers, and other outdoor enthusiasts to “leave no trace” behind when they are visiting natural areas. This means doing things like packing out what you pack in, staying on designated trails, and respecting wildlife.

Q: What are some of the benefits of day hiking?

A: Day hiking is a great way to get outside and enjoy nature. You’ll be able to explore new places, connect with friends and family, and build up your physical endurance. Plus, it’s an affordable way to stay active while also promoting mental health and wellbeing. With proper preparation, you can enjoy an amazing outdoor experience without having to commit to an overnight excursion!

Q: What other information should I know before embarking on a day hike?

A: Before embarking on any outdoor excursion, it’s important to research the area and become aware of any potential hazards. Plan your route, check the weather forecast, and review safety guidelines for the terrain you’ll be hiking. It’s also important to stay hydrated, wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and bring along supplies like water, food, and a first-aid kit.

Q: How do I choose gear that is appropriate for my day hike?

A: Choosing the right gear for your day hike is essential to ensure a successful and safe trip. Think about the terrain you’ll be hiking and bring appropriate clothing, footwear, and supplies that are suited for the conditions. Consider investing in quality items like breathable fabrics, waterproof shoes, a first-aid kit, and other items that can help make your day hike more enjoyable. With the right gear, you can have a memorable experience while exploring nature on your day hike!

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Hiking Safety Tips and Precautions



Hiking Safety Tips

Hiking is an incredibly rewarding activity that allows you to explore the beauty of nature, get some exercise, and spend quality time with family and friends. However, it also comes with certain risks that should not be taken lightly. To ensure a safe and enjoyable hike for everyone involved, it’s important to take the necessary precautions.

In this article we will discuss essential safety tips and precautions for hikers so they can make sure their outdoor adventures are as safe as possible. We’ll cover topics such as researching your destination before heading out on the trail; packing essential items like a first-aid kit, map/GPS device, water bottle, snacks; letting someone know where you’re going and when you expect to return; dressing appropriately for weather conditions; staying aware of your surroundings at all times; being prepared in case of emergency situations; and more.

Research the area you plan to hike – know what type of terrain, wildlife, and weather conditions you may encounter

Before you head out on a hike, it’s important to be aware of the environment and terrain you’ll be tackling. Research the area thoroughly to find out what type of wildlife, plants, and other obstacles may cross your path. Also, check up on weather conditions such as temperature and rainfall so you know how best to dress for the hike and whether or not it’s safe to set out in the first place.

Pack essential items like a first-aid kit, map/GPS device, water bottle, snacks, sun protection gear (hat/sunglasses), etc.

In addition to researching your destination before heading out on the trail, make sure to pack essential items such as a first-aid kit, a map or GPS device (in case of getting lost), a water bottle and snacks (for hydration and energy), sun protection gear (hat/sunglasses) in case of sunny days. A whistle is also important for signaling for help if necessary. It’s also advisable to bring extra clothing layers for added warmth in case temperatures drop unexpectedly during your hike.

Let someone know where you’re going and when you expect to return

Before you set out on your hike, make sure someone knows where you’re going and when you expect to return. This way, if anything happens during the course of your hike, help can be sent quickly.

Dress appropriately for weather conditions

It’s important to dress appropriately for the weather conditions that you’ll encounter along your hike. Make sure to wear layers so you can adjust as needed and avoid being too hot or too cold. Wear sturdy shoes or boots to provide good support and traction on slippery terrain, and choose clothing that is breathable, lightweight and comfortable. Synthetic fabrics are preferable over cotton because they tend to dry faster in case of sudden downpours or sweat build-up from physical exertion.

Stay on established trails whenever possible and follow all posted signs or warnings

Stay alert to your environment and any changes that may occur. Pay attention to the terrain and watch out for any signs of danger, such as slippery rocks, loose gravel, unstable ground, etc. If you come across a potentially hazardous area, backtrack until you find a safe way around it. Don’t take risks that could put yourself in danger.

Avoid carrying large amounts of cash

Bring only enough money for food or emergencies. It’s not wise to carry large amounts of cash while hiking, since this can make you an easy target for thieves or predators. Bring only enough money for food or emergency situations. Also bring identification, such as a driver’s license or passport in case you need to identify yourself.

In case of medical emergency situations, know what to do

If something happens and you need medical assistance while out on the trail, it’s important to be prepared before heading out on your hike. Make sure to bring a first-aid kit and know how to use it. Also, be familiar with the area in case you need help locating emergency services or medical facilities nearby. It’s also a good idea to carry a GPS device so you can easily locate your exact position if needed.

If possible carry a cell phone with an emergency contact programmed in it

When hiking, it’s a good idea to carry a cell phone with you in case of an emergency. Make sure the battery is fully charged and an emergency contact (such as a family member or close friend) is programmed in the device. That way, if something happens, help can be sent quickly.

Avoid hiking alone; always have at least one other person with you who is familiar with the area

It’s important to never hike alone. Make sure there is always at least one other person with you that is familiar with the area and knows what to do in case of an emergency. This can greatly reduce the risk of something happening, as well as provide a sense of security if something does happen.

Bring food and water for energy and hydration

Make sure to bring enough food and water for your entire hike, plus extra in case of emergencies or unexpected delays. Dehydration is a common problem among hikers, so make sure to drink plenty of fluids throughout your hike in order to avoid it. High-energy snacks are also recommended so you’ll have enough fuel for the journey ahead.

Know basic navigation techniques before heading out into unfamiliar territory

If you’re heading out into unfamiliar territory, make sure to know basic navigation techniques such as map reading and compass use. This will help you find your way if something goes wrong or if there are no trails in the area. Knowing these skills can also help you avoid getting lost in the first place.

Finally, check the weather before going on a hike

It’s always a good idea to check the weather before going on a hike so that you can plan accordingly. Make sure to dress appropriately for the conditions and be aware of any potential storms or other hazards that could affect your hike. Knowing what to expect can help ensure that you have an enjoyable time on the trail. Hiking is an activity that many people enjoy, but it’s important to take safety precautions before heading out into the wilderness.


Hiking is an enjoyable and rewarding outdoor activity, but it is important to keep safety in mind. Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather, bring enough food and water, know basic navigation techniques and check the weather before heading out on your hike. Always have at least one other person with you who is familiar with the area, and avoid carrying large amounts of cash. If something happens while you’re out on the trail, make sure you know what to do in case of emergency situations. By following these safety tips and precautions, you can ensure that your next hiking adventure will be a safe and memorable one!


What should I wear when out on a hike?

It’s important to dress appropriately for the weather and terrain. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that won’t restrict your movement and make sure to have appropriate footwear for the type of hiking you’re doing (e.g., boots or sneakers). Layering is also recommended so you can easily adjust your clothing if needed.

How much food and water should I bring?

You should bring enough food and water for the entire duration of your hike plus extra in case of emergencies or unexpected delays. High-energy snacks such as trail mix are recommended, as well as plenty of fluids to stay hydrated throughout the journey.

What should I do if I get lost or something happens while on a hike?

If you find yourself lost, stay calm and don’t panic. If you have a cell phone with you, make sure the battery is charged and an emergency contact (e.g., family member or close friend) is added in case help needs to be sent quickly; then try to ascertain your location and retrace your steps back toward safety. It’s also important to avoid carrying large amounts of cash out on a hike in case of emergencies.

Q: What should I do if I encounter a wild animal while on a hike?

If you encounter a wild animal, stay calm and slowly back away. Do not approach the animal or try to touch it; instead, give it plenty of space and slowly move away from the area. Also, avoid making loud noises or sudden movements that could startle the animal. If possible, carry pepper spray with you in case a situation arises where you must protect yourself.

Q: Are there any other safety tips I should be aware of before heading out on a hike?

Yes, there are several other safety tips to keep in mind when planning for a hiking trip. Make sure you tell someone where you’re going and when you plan to return; bring enough supplies for the entire duration of your hike; stay on established trails whenever possible; avoid traveling alone; and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

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