National Take a Hike Day – November 17
Fri Nov 17th

National Take A Hike Day

On November 17th, National Take a Hike Day encourages us to get out and explore the trails. There are over 60,000 miles of trails in the National Trail System through the 50 states, so there is no reason to go for a hike.

Some of the trails are hundreds of years old. Crawford Path in New Hampshire, for example, is the oldest continuously used trail in the United States. Mt.'s summit was visible from the beginnings of the mountain path. In 1819, Washington, Washington, Washington, was founded in 1819. Other trails lead us to follow in Lewis and Clark's footsteps or even more recent history, such as the Effigy Mounds National Monument.

We also exercise our bodies in lieu of enjoying majestic views and the great outdoors. Hiking not only gets our hearts pumping and our muscles moving, but being outside is also good for our minds. Many of us spend too much time indoors behind a desk. Hiking can burn between 400-550 calories per hour. Take a Hike Day to get a head start on all the "other" holiday temptations and get a head start on all the "other" holiday temptations.

Take a Hike Day at various events around the country. Hiking activities are promoting hiking in local, state, and National Parks, which are encouraging us to enjoy a hike. Be sure to wear good shoes, take a snack, and bring a friend, but get outside and enjoy the fresh air, scenery, and get a little exercise to boot.

How to celebrate #nationaltakeahikeday

Take a friend and go for a nice hike. To find trails near you, check out the links below. When you go, use #NationalTakeAHikeDay to post on social media. Posters from National Parks Posters. National Parks Posters.

For more ways to commemorate the day, you should also check out 12 Family Friendly Hikes.

Hike FAQ

Q. Do I need special shoes to go hiking?

A. If you're going to go hiking seriously, you'll need to think about your shoes. When choosing a hiking boot, it's important to think about several aspects: It's important to think about several aspects before choosing a hiking boot.

  • Terrain – Will you be sticking to well-groomed trails or will you take the road less traveled? Consider the rocks and tree roots you will come in contact with and the ankles they will roll with if you opt for the latter
  • Water-resistance – whether or not you want to hike across lakes or creeks, you'll almost certainly encounter a wet path or a rainstorm or two
  • Fit – Can you say blisters? Make sure the boot is breathable. Try them out by walking a few laps around the store to see if they're out. Try another size if they rub somewhere or slip around
  • Weather – Do you want to hike in the winter months? Depending on the weather, you may want to buy different boots. Summer boots won't have the warmth winter boots will need, and winter boots will cause your feet to sweat

Q. Is there any hiking days on the calendar? Yes! Yes! National Hike With A Geek Day is June 20th.