No surprise here, but I’m obsessed with hiking. But you might be surprised to know that I wasn’t always this way. I started my hiking journey in 2014 to cope with stress in law school (and later solo hiking to cope with a s*&% breakup). I still remember that feeling of having no clue what to wear, where to go, and what to bring. In fact, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, period.
Truth is, hiking for beginners can be intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be! That’s why, after years of hiking (and making LOTS of mistakes myself), I put together this seriously useful guide of 15 hiking tips for beginners.
Keep reading to learn how to find the best trails, what to wear and what to bring, and what NOT to do on your hike.