hiking tips to get you started

New to hiking? Here are a few hiking tips to get you started

Hiking tips are key, especially if you are a beginner. Some might think it’s as simple as heading out to a national park or state park and following the paths. The problem with that is you could get lost and find yourself in a lot of trouble. It is a good idea to at least prepare a little bit and remember some of these hiking tips.

Start with shorter, easier trails

While you might have heard that one trail is AMAZING and you just have to go do it. If you are a beginner you shouldn’t tackle that trail if it’s not an easy one. It is important to learn how to navigate the shorter, easier trails first. The time spend on these trails can help you learn how to understand signs on the pathways, or even how to use the trail map and understanding where you are.

Wear the right clothes and shoes

We are talking about an important hiking tip here. Wearing the wrong shoes could make what was supposed to be a fun outdoor adventure a painful nightmare. Comfortable hiking shoes and socks will allow you to be comfortable while enjoying the outdoors.

Bring backup power like a RokPak Pioneer Series

Yes, we are always on our phones, even in the great outdoors. Why? Because you did all of that work hiking and navigating to a cool spot, and now you need proof to show your friends on social media. Taking lots of pictures and video and even using the phones GPS can drain a battery quickly. So it is an important hiking tip (if you are using your phone a lot) to bring backup power. The RokPak Pioneer Series is always our suggestion, because it can charge 2 devices at the same time with the massive internal battery. Not only that but it’s waterproof, drop-proof and has a solar panel built right in just in case or to recharge the battery while you hike. That is pretty cool!

Best Hiking tips: You can never have enough water

Always make sure to fill up your water bottles or hydration backpacks before starting a hike. It is also important that you are hydrated before hiking. The last thing you want is to get tired and start cramping up when you are only half way though. If you are going to take any hiking tips away from this article, this should be the one to pay attention to.

There are so many more things you should know before hiking. Have fun, meet some new friends and learn from them. Always be aware of your surroundings and respect the rules of the parks. They are not only in place for your safety but to keep the wildlife thriving so that you can continue to go back and enjoy hiking for the years to come. Make sure to share these hiking tips or other hiking tips you may learn with your friends. Try to learn something new every day!

27 thoughts on “New to hiking? Here are a few hiking tips to get you started

  1. Ryan says:

    Good advice.

    1. Rebecca Caudle says:

      Right on!

  2. stephen lueckert says:


  3. Herbert Broughton says:

    Good to have I.C.E.

  4. Jonathon Harp says:

    Great info

  5. Steve Grant says:

    Thanks for the good advice. Keep hydrated is really important so bring plenty of water. Bring the 10 essentials (google it) to make sure that your fun hike doesn’t turn into a bad day. Weather changes, injures, getting lost can happen to even an experienced hiker.

  6. john KENNEDY says:


  7. gunner miller says:

    Most people forget that shoes are that vital. Quality over cost in this situation.

  8. klynn76565 says:

    All good stuff

  9. Stephen Hamm says:

    Water and more water. Be sure your furry friend is carrying some for him (or her) self also. And have that RokPak with you just in case! Never leave home without it!

  10. Any outdoor activity, any outdoor environment, a RokPak solar charger is a must have piece of gear.

  11. stephen lueckert says:


  12. Mark says:

    Hiking can be the perfect day getaway

  13. Herbert Broughton says:

    Good to have I.C.E. gear.

  14. gunner miller says:

    Socks. The first thing people often makes mistakes about. Socks can make or break a hiking trip,

  15. Joe Burba says:

    good advice

  16. Gary says:

    Good pointers!

  17. Ryan says:

    What’s the weight

  18. gary says:

    make sure your right hiking shoes are broken in also

  19. ashley says:

    great cardio workout also

  20. Aaron says:

    If needed, will be glad you prepared yourself

  21. gary says:

    all smart tips for any trails

  22. Jonathon Harp says:

    I’m planning a 300 mile hike.

  23. Joe Burba says:

    keep it simple

  24. Ryan says:

    Water tight

  25. gunner miller says:

    Save your knees and ankles. I hurt my leg early on one trip and the weekend was a walking heck for me.

  26. Jim says:

    Hyrdrate for days prior.

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