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Hiking 101

Hikers have many reasons for exploring. For some, it's a way to escape the stresses of modern life and reconnect with nature. For others, it's way to stay in shape or connect with family. For many, it's a combination of all of these things.

If you're ready to discover the joys of hiking for yourself, these pages will help guide you through finding your first hikes, packing the right gear, staying safe and keeping the trails in tip-top shape. See you on the trail!

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Build your confidence and find a hike that works for you.

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Learn the essentials of what to pack and wear for a day on trail.

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Our tips for staying safe and leaving a positive impact on the trail.