Hiking Safety 101

Brush up on a few safety tips before your next hike. When it comes to safety, it's what you know that matters.


Introduction to Hiking Safety

Introduction to Hiking Safety

As you prepare for your next hiking excursion, follow these two simple rules.

Seven W's of Hiking Safety: Weather

Seven W's of Hiking Safety: Weather

Weather conditions can change rapidly and bring with them unique challenges when hiking, whether hot or cold, wet or dry.

Seven W's of Hiking Safety: Watch Your Step

Seven W's of Hiking Safety: Watch Your Step

Unstable terrain can be a dangerous component in any environment. It's always a good idea to watch your footing.

Seven W's of Hiking Safety: Which Way?

Seven W's of Hiking Safety: Which Way?

Get prepared and avoid getting lost your next time in the great outdoors.

Seven W's of Hiking Safety: Weariness

Seven W's of Hiking Safety: Weariness

Hiking can be strenuous exercise. Stick to the trails that are right for you and your particular fitness level.

Seven W's of Hiking Safety: Wildlife

Seven W's of Hiking Safety: Wildlife

Observe all plants and animals with caution and respect, as some can be a threat to human health and safety.

Seven W's of Hiking Safety: Water

Seven W's of Hiking Safety: Water

Learn how to be prepared and have enough water when in the outdoors.

Seven W's of Hiking Safety: Wildfires

Seven W's of Hiking Safety: Wildfires

One of the greatest dangers to the forest itself is also an extreme danger for hikers.

Safe Backcountry Hiking<br>Retired Park Rangers Give Advice

Safe Backcountry HikingRetired Park Rangers Give Advice

From what to keep in your first-aid kit to knowing when to hug a tree, here's how to stay safe in the backcountry.

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