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How to Plan a Hike

  1. Location?
  2. How much time do you want to spend on your hike?
  3. What is your fitness level?
  4. Distance?
  5. Weather and time of year?
  6. Characteristics of the trail?
    1. Maps
    2. Brochures
    3. difficulty level
    4. elevation
    5. terrain
    6. length
    7. accommodation
  7. Accommodation?
  8. Logistics?
  9. Food and water requirements?

How to plan a hike

The best way to plan your hiking trip is by following these 4 steps:

1. Location
2. Weather
3. Accommodation
4. Logistics
5. Permits
6. What to pack
7. Food Planning
8. Before you go

When planning your hiking trip, there are a few things you need to take into account before you go.
A lot of research will go into the logistics, route, accommodation and trail conditions. But also what to pack, how to pack it and what not to pack.

Firstly, you will need to select a suitable hiking trail. This article assumes that you already found you track and want to start planning your hike. If you haven’t worked out which trail you want to hike, consider reading this article on how to choose the perfect hike for you! (kms – accommodation options – how many days – where and how to get there – difficulty level)


1. location


This article deals specifically with tents, so I will not discuss hammocks or tarps here. But it is definitely a good alternative if you are hiking in summer.

2. weather

ough for you to sit up comfortably. We will talk about that in the comfort section below.

3. logistics


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4. permits


For example, do you want to be able to sit comfortably to read a book? Or do you want to have a large vestibule that allows you to cook when its raining? What about pockets? Do you want to have some features that allo

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