Questions tagged [hiking]

An outdoor activity with primary focus on walking around in the natural environment, especially in mountain regions. Not to be confused with [hitchhiking]. See also The Great Outdoors Stack Exchange.

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Is it compulsory to hire a local certified guide for trekking in the Great Himalayan National Park?

I am a fairly experienced and soon to be technically qualified(meaning Advanced First Aid and Wilderness Skills certification) Himalayan trekker. I wanted to know if hiring a guide to trek in GHNP(...
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Hiking from Tillamook Trailhead to Indian Beach Trailhead

If I start hiking at Tillamook Head (Seaside, OR), will I be able to Indian Beach Trailhead (Cannon Beach, OR)? If so, is it feasible (or are there some hindrances, like the trail turns into a bog ...
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What are options for sleeping when doing the Via Alpina in Switzerland?

Disclaimer: Bear in mind this a trip planned for the summer of 2021, where hopefully Covid restrictions will be reduced. A friend of mine will be hiking the whole Via Alpina and I am looking to ...
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List of currently opened cable cars in Switzerland

I am looking for a list which contains all currently opened cable cars in Switzerland. Many cable cars in Switzerland, during autumn, are closed, and checking one by one for their availability is a ...
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What is the weather like in the Black Forest at the end of March?

I have 5 days of annual leave that I need to use by the end of March, and I'd like to do some hiking in the southern Black Forest in Germany, staying in hostels/hotels. What will the weather be like ...
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How is the border crossing handled around Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta?

I'm browsing some trails I'd like to visit next summer around Waterton Lakes NP, in Alberta. Going off an initial skim of Google Maps, it looks like the trail system straddles the border without ...
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Mosquito season in Swedish Lapland

This summer I want to hike along the Kungsleden, a trail in Swedish Lapland. The trail cross wet forests and swamps and I have read that in these places mosquitos and other insects are a nightmare ...
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Can you hike from Cabo San Lucas to Lovers/Divorce beach?

When walking across the Marina in Cabo you can see many touts offering to take you to Lovers/Divorce beach by boat. But can you simply walk there overland? It looks close enough, although the terrain ...
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Hiking with children close to Prague, Czechia in winter

We are travelling to Prague, Czechia at the end of December and the forecast is snow. We like light hiking and would like to bring our children to the mountains with snow. Is there such a place or ...
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Entering Zion by shuttle vs. by car for a group of 5 people

I'm reading about the Shuttle System in Zion. As far as I understand, there are two types of shuttles. The first one gets you from Springdale to Zion Park Fee Collection Office, and the second ...
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If Wall Street (in Bryce Canyon) is closed, can I still hike Queens Garden & Navajo Combination?

This page says: Wall Street and the Rim Trail from Bryce Point to Inspiration Point have closed for the winter season. All other front country trails remain open. Fairyland Point Road and Paria ...
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How to travel between points in Grand Canyon when there is no shuttle?

If one goes on a loop hike South Kaibab - Bright Angel Campground - Indian Garden - South Rim or even takes Rim Trail in the wintertime when the shuttles are not operating, how do they return to their ...
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Is Grand Canyon Rim Trail longer than 5.4 mi?

Different sources give different length of the Grand Canyon Rim Trail. This website states that the distance of the Grand Canyon Rim Trail is 5.4 miles. This document says that the trail length is ...
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September in Dolomites

I will be doing some hiking in Alpe Di Siusi and Tre Cime from Sept 18 to 22. Is September still a warm sunny month? Or is it going to be colder? Also,this may sound silly but are there any poisonous ...
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What does this sign on a hiking trail communicate? [closed]

What does the rectangle with diagonal separating of black and white fillings say? Where can one find good glossary of hiking symbols?
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Will a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) work overseas?

I'm starting to do some solo hiking here in Italy, and I'm going to buy a PLB soon. I was wondering if I went to Germany or Australia for example, if I activate the beacon will the beacon still get me ...
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Easy to reach day-hikes in the Italian Appennini and Alpi with public transport?

I live in Bologna, and I want to go for a day hike or something in the next week or so, however, I don't have a car, and since it is august, most accommodation is booked in the areas of high tourism (...
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Salzburg: Eisriesenwelt, Only hiking from bottom to top [closed]

I am travelling to Werfer, to see the amazing ice caves of Eisriesenwelt. In the spirit of enjoying the views and saving money, I thought of trekking the whole route from Werfen bahnhof (railway ...
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Is there public access to the Meteor Crater in Arizona?

Is there public access for hiking or what not in the Meteor Crater in Arizona?
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Travel (with public transportation) in New England [closed]

I am planning to travel a bit around in New England. Myself: I'm a 28 yo guy and I'll be travelling alone; Period: From the 15th of May for about a week or two; Transportation: I don't have a ...
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Week to spend in Istanbul/Turkey alone at short notice - walking options?

A friend from Turkey got in touch recently. I have arranged to fly out for 8 days (flight out is in 4 days). Unfortunately, she will be bogged down with work for her degree so won't have much time to ...
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Ceuta to Tangier by foot and train?

This question consists of two parts: Is it possible to walk from Ceuta to Tanger Med along the coast? There seem to be roads and/or beaches along some of the Moroccan coastline, but not all of it – ...
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What hiking or other outdoor options can I do in Sanya in December?

I will be at a conference at the Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum December 17–21. I don't know the weather well, but I've been keeping an eye on the forecast, and it looks like it's ...
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Where's the 'Skyline Trail Loop'? How does it differ from 'Skyline Trail'?

The pages beneath for Skyline Trail and Skyline Trail Loop exhibit their differences. I found only the former (Skyline Trail) on Google Maps. Where's the Loop? How does it differ from 'Skyline Trail'...
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The Choquequirao route during the rainy season

What are the risks of doing the Cachora to Choquerquirao to Machu Picchu hiking path during December? I understand that January and February are the worst concerning rains. My questions is whether ...
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Proper clothing for rather pale person in very hot and sunny climate

I'm from central Europe and more on the pale side; I don't tan easily. When hiking locally (Alps, etc) I usually get away just fine with short trousers/T-shirts and a panama hat (i.e., straw), but ...
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How can I hike the Etna on my own and then reach the summit with a guide?

My fiance (who will be my wife then) and I are visiting Sicily in September. We plan to reach the Etna's summit. From what I have been told, everything above Torre del Filosofo (about 2900 m a.s.l.) ...
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Hiking near Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada); half a day of free time

This summer I'm going to visit Halifax for a conference. After the conference ends (~2PM), I'll have the rest of the day for myself, then will have to clear out of the hotel next morning (~10AM) and ...
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Can I walk around Easter Island alone at night?

I wanted to spend some time alone and I'd love to see the island outside Hanga Roa and without other tourists during the night. I know wild camping is illegal (all the island is either National Park ...
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What are some easy / moderate day hikes in the Maloti-Drakensberg Park?

Looking for some information regarding suggested half day to day hikes in the Maloti-Drakensberg region, as most of the information I could find online regards longer multi day hikes or hikes with ...
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How can I find people to walk/hike with in the USA when travelling alone?

In the UK, walkers' rights organisation The Ramblers runs hundreds of organised walks and hikes all over the country every week that anyone can join for free (for their first couple of tries, then ...
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Best season for hiking in Hong Kong [closed]

I would like to combine a trip to Hong Kong with hiking some of the islands' trails. What is the best season for this type of activity in that geographic region? For instance, it should not be too ...
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Predicting the snow line in the French Alps [closed]

I'll be trekking in and around the French Alps in the end of April (around the time the snow is melting). A lot of the trails are going to be snowy at this time, especially above 1000m I'm not ...
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Crossing France-Spain border by hiking trail - possible problems

France temporarily reintroduced border controls. Will I have trouble if I cross the France-Spain border on foot by a hiking trail?
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Cross US-Canada border at Glacier NP

I am a French citizen with a B2 visa and I plan to stay for ~6 months in the US. As I'll be hiking the Continental Divide Trail, I'd like to leave North America from Calgary Airport. I know that US ...
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Hiking Mount Fuji in the off season

There are plenty of guides on hiking mount Fuji, and how to get there in the summer (the "open" season, July- early September). I have read and been told that although the routes are technically ...
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Why is there a special access to Maramureș on Ukrainian side

Next month, I'm having a trip to Ukraine and then to Romania through Marmaros masif. However while seeking info, I've also found on Czech General Consulate in Lviv sites, that I need a special ...
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Is there a charge for mountain rescue in Spain (Canary Islands)?

I am going on holiday to Tenerife and La Palma, and planning to do some hiking in the mountains. Nothing unusual, sticking to marked trails. When looking for travel insurance many of the mainstream ...
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Are there any hiking challenges around Quebec City? [closed]

I will be visiting Quebec City later this summer and want to spend some time hiking. In NY (where I live) there are various hiking challenges one can complete. For example: hiking the 12 mountains ...
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Where can we get fuel for a MSR stove in Oslo?

We are planning a backpacking trip to Norway and plan to use our MSR WhisperLite multi-fuel stove which runs on white gas or regular unleaded petrol. Will gas stations in Oslo sell us such petrol if ...
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Is it possible to move between the various fifth bases of Fuji?

For an upcoming trip to Fuji, I plan to cycle to the fifth base, probably using the Fuji-Subaru line from Fujiyoshida. However, my friends plan to use one of the other trails. Assuming I have enough ...
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Is it reasonable to go to Longyearbyen by myself without a car?

I'm looking for an adventurous budget trip to do by myself. I've been looking around and somehow found out that a flight to Longyearbyen (Norway, Spitsbergen) is surprisingly cheap (around €250) from ...
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Hiking routes near Embrun

We arrived in Embrun few days ago and surprisingly we can't find any map of hiking routes. We are surrounded by Alps and we don't know where to start climbing from, what are the expected times of a ...
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Day trip to Shropshire Hills from Birmingham

I will spend a weekend in Birmingham 3 weeks from now and I have no plans for Monday. I'd prefer to spend the day outdoors hiking, so I looked on the map and found Shropshire Hills AONB around 40 kms ...
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Which mountain huts might be open outside of Mt. Fuji's regular season?

I'm considering climbing Mt. Fuji in mid-June, slightly before the regular season starts (regular season is July to mid-September). That way, it might be less crowded and a little more peaceful. I'm ...
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Bushwalking options for solo travellers in Korea

I occasionally go bushwalking (hiking), and would like to do so in South Korea if possible. The main concern I have is safety. I'm concerned about going bushwalking solo, because I have it ingrained ...
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Cool weather destinations in Europe in August [closed]

I'm looking for a place to stay with my family in Europe that's not too expensive has relatively cool weather and nice hikes. Bonus points for somewhere that's a little off the beaten track (if ...
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Which volcano is the nearest to Santiago for kids friendly hiking

My search found this link on the 3 nearest volcanoes. However, there are other volcanoes showing up in my seaches, but none of them have information on if they're open to the public/tourists and if ...
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Are Jacob Hamblin Arch and Coyote Natural Bridge manageable in a one-day hike?

I have a plan to see Jacob Hamblin Arch and Coyote Natural Bridge, which are located in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. I have only one day and I would like to avoid climbing, so I started ...
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Does the Black Forest (Germany) have French style refuges (free, no-reservation)?

In the French Alps, there are many refuges which are free to use: you can turn up in most places with no reservation and stay the night. I can't seem to find any mention of these free refuges in ...