Types of Hiking

  • fred 

Given that you now understand the steps of choosing a trail, it’s important you learn the types of hiking before you discover the tips and etiquette. There are many types of hiking. In essence, there’s something for everyone. Here is a brief rundown of the typical types of hiking.

Day Hiking

Day hiking is the most common. As a beginner, you want to start with this type of hiking to gain experience and for safety reasons.

Overnight Hiking

Here, you go hiking at night.


Backpacking is when you mix hiking with camping.

Hiking for Treasure

You go hiking with your friends in search of hidden treasures.

Hiking for Health

Do you want to lose weight and stay fit? Your doctor may ask you to go hiking to improve your health. Hiking helps you burn calories and keeps you in good physical condition.

Competitive Hiking

Hikers compete for prizes or to raise funds for charity. You may be required to donate or raise a specific amount of money to qualify for hiking competition events.

Naked Hiking

Bring your significant other during such hikes. If you’re not in a relationship, be sure to carry yourself well. These hikes are rare, and you need to conduct a thorough search before you find one.

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