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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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Salzburg: Eisreisenwelt, Only hiking from bottom to top

I am travelling to Werfer, to see the amazing ice caves of Eisreisenwelt. 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 ...
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Hiking map for Hokkaido and/or other resources

I plan to go for hiking in Hokkaido next spring. I'd like to hike two weeks and to keep away from the cities during this time. I'd like to visit Daisetsuzan Park and Shiretoko Park. I've read about ...
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What are the easiest mountain peaks in Alps that does not require rope/climbing/scrambling? [closed]

Next summer I wonder if there are any mountain peaks starting at 1500 meters and up to 2500 (to avoid oxygen problems beyond that), for average fitness person who is not an experienced mountaineer, ...
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The use of military camouflage in India while hiking or trekking?

I'm a civilian. An army colonel gave me an army rucksack for a hiking trip I was going for. There are no army symbols or markings on it. Just camouflage pattern. The next day my family told me there ...
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Specific vacation type for a lonely hike? [closed]

I'm playing with the idea of taking a whole week off of civilization. I imagine something like a long trail, that will take about a week to clear with as little contact to other people as possible. ...
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Where can I find information on trekking in Alborz mountains?

I'd like to go trekking in the Alborz mountains next year, but so far I haven't found much information. I am considering early June, for around 3 weeks. I am an experienced hiker, even if if will be ...
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Public huts to stay overnight around UK

While traveling around NZ, I've stayed in many public huts around different ranges like the Tararuas and Ruahines. Are there any public huts around the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, etc.) where anyone ...
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Snowshoeing/hiking in December in Geneva

I'm looking for locations for snowshoeing or hiking that can be done at the end of December in Switzerland, preferably in the proximity of Geneva (1-2 hours away is okay). If the treks involve one ...
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Where to find Kyrgyzstan trekking maps?

I'm going to Kyrgyzstan for hiking. I like wild tourism. Where I can find detailed maps with routes for trekking? Is it difficult to find such maps inside the country? Does anyone know of links to ...
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Hiking in Iceland in July or September?

I am planning a 3 week trip to Iceland together with 3 friends. Our plan is to rent a car and follow the main ring road, but also to leave the car and go hiking inland for a day or two. Afterwards, we ...
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Is it possible to hike the moors in Dartmoor without having a car?

I'm interested in doing some hikes in Dartmoor -- single day hikes, for the most part, to see the moors and tors and the like. However I do not have a car, nor am I able to rent one (I have no driver'...
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Which trekking shoes to get for trekking in Costa Rica

I'm about to travel to Costa Rica, on a trip that will include a serious hike. My travel company recommends hiking shoes in category B/C for this trip. However, when I search for this type of shoes I ...
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Why are Chinese mountains scaled by steps? (instead of winding paths)

Question: Why are Chinese mountains mostly scaled by steps/stairs instead of winded paths? Is there something traditional / practical / religious / spiritual about it that I fail to see? When hiking ...
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What St-Jacques de Compostelle routes offers the most sightseeing while remaining well supported?

I wish to do the St-Jacques-de-Compostelle pilgrimage. I am deciding which path would be best for me. My main criteria is having lots of support infrastructure (albergues, water access, food, etc.) ...
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Booking Kilimanjaro Trek in advance?

I'm planning to climb the Kilimanjaro in September. I'll arrive on 29th of August, stay in Moshi for two or three days, then start the hike. What I'm wondering now is whether I should book the tour in ...
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Is the St-Jacques de Compostelle pilgrimage realistic for a non-experienced hiker?

From what I can understand, the terrain is not particularily hard, but the trail is certainly very long. Given good enough boots and good planning for food and shelter, is it possible to get used to ...
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Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from San Francisco to Canada in 3 months?

I am considering flying to San Francisco next summer to hike the Pacific Crest Trail to Canada. Is 3 months likely to be enough for this route? I am only visa-exempt for 3 months and I really do not ...
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Hiking across Iceland

I have ~18 days to hike across Iceland during August. I'm a good hiker (last summer I spent 40 days across the Alps) and I'll be alone. I'm looking for advices for my itinerary (southbound). I'll ...