Your No-Nonsense Day Hike Checklist

If you read other day-hike checklists online, you might end up bringing a twenty-pound backpack for a two-hour walk at a nature trail. Totally overkill.

Pfeiffer Falls Trail, Big Sur
Pfeiffer Falls Trail, Big Sur

My checklist is a short, realistic list of things you are more likely to need on a leisurely day hike (up to four hours long) in good weather close to civilization. We’re not talking a hike in back country of Yosemite here. More like a causal hike at a nature trail or local mountains or hills.

To Prepare For Your Hike…

What to Bring

Optional Items

What Else?

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