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Hitting the Trails: How to Start Hiking for Families



Today we will walk you through everything that you need to know in order to start hiking with no previous experience. Hiking is one of the best things you can do for free to get out of your house, get active, and get some alone time in the process. You certainly shouldn’t be worried about others when starting your journey, especially since you won’t see many other people out on the trail depending on where you hike. Sit back and relax as we'll explain how to get started on your first hiking journeys.

How to Get Your Foot on a Trail

 To get started down the path of hiking you should first do research of hiking routes in your area. It helps to simply type in hikes near me on the internet to find the best hikes in your area. A reliable website that I like to use often is called alltrails.com, and if you are ever in Colorado and looking for a challenge then you should check out 14ers.com. No matter which website you land on, starting with online research is a great way to get your foot on the right path towards a fun hike.

Talk to Your Friends for Advice

When in doubt, talk to some friends to figure out where to hike or how to get started. Odds are you are not going to be the first person to hike in your friend group, so don’t be afraid to ask around for advice. They will likely have more reliable suggestions then any website might have. If you ask them for advice they might also be willing to help you start your journey by either hiking with you or giving you some gear to get started. Friends are always a great option to lean back on in times of need, and in this case the start of your hiking journey.

Get Out and Start Walking

Sometimes the best way to learn and start hiking for beginners is to simply get out of the house and start walking. Enough with the online research, just head towards your local park, find a trail sign and go. There’s no need to sit all day and pick a special trail debating about which one is the best, you could’ve done them both! When in doubt, just get up and start walking, although you need to tell someone else where you are going first before you head out.

Go Have Some Fun and Start Hiking Today!

After reading this article we hope that you learned a lot of helpful information to get started on your hiking journey. From the hiking essentials to how to get started on your research, there was a lot to learn from this article. If you are still confused, read it over a second time, and if in doubt, remember you can always ask a friend! We hope you had a fun time reading this article and go have more fun times out on the trail today!


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