Choosing Hiking Trails - Tips To Choose The Most Suitable One -

By Abhishek Agarwal


Taking a trip and have an interest in hiking? Whether you choose to hike for one or five days, you will be looking out for the best hiking park for the area you travel to, and the trails for hiking. There are many hiking trails that you can go on, but taking the time to choose the best is probably what you want to get the most enjoyment out of. By taking time out to examine many hiking trials in the area you are traveling to, you can then pick and choose that are more favourable to you, so that you can be assured that you will enjoy your hike.

So how do you go about finding the ideal hiking trail, you may be asking yourself. By taking the time to look at all the trails, you will know more of what to expect when you are out hiking, and more likely to find the "perfect hiking trail". Here are few guidelines below to give you some idea of what to look out for.

Firstly, it is always good to ask for any recommendations; this is the easiest way to start out. You can then research those recommendations so this will cut down on the time spent on looking, and knowing what is popular is as easy a place to start as any. It is also good to ask people you know if they enjoy hiking - friends, family, work colleagues and neighbours, to see if they can recommend some hiking trails that they have taken. The best hiking trails are those that are popular and well maintained, those that are safe and are cheap to hike.

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4 Common Sense Pointers for Hiking Trail Etiquette

By Leanne Arnott


Have you ever gone hiking and come across a fellow hiker that won't move over to let you pass on the trail? Or you find you're following a trail of snack wrappers, garbage and unsightly used toilet paper?

So you don't
a) Gross out fellow hikers and
b) Respect the environment and the rest of us please follow some basic hiking etiquette and common sense.

1) Stay on the trail -- Trails have been created for a reason. They protect the surrounding area from mass trampling and destruction and maintain easier access into the area you are hiking.
Do not take any shortcuts that deviate from the trail. That means no shortcutting on switchbacks, no walking beside any manmade stairs and absolutely no trampling on any alpine or subalpine meadows. (Some of these flowers and shrubs can take up to 50 years to grow).

If you need to pass a slower hiker or someone wants to pass you make sure you let him or her pass. There's nothing more frustrating when hiking than another hiker who hogs the trail. Move over, let them pass and continue enjoying your hike.

2) Pack out what you pack in -- There's no need to leave a trail of garbage or anything else along the trail or anywhere in the area.

Bring along a small zip lock bag to place all of your garbage into while you're hiking. Seeing garbage along the trail is both unsightly for fellow hikers and potentially dangerous as it can attract a number of animals including bears.

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