Beginner’s Hike 101 p.1

Researching Trails

Ever question yourself where to start on a day hike? Well, many beginner’s do and don’t worry, I have a few tips you can take.
Finding a trail can be hard to begin. I’d say, start on an easy trail near home. Or you can plan a trip to a National Park. You don’t want to start on a strenuous trail and not go ever again. Do a little research where you would like start. For taking trails near home, you can go on the city website and find their “things to do” section. They have tons of stuff to do that you never thought your city have. Or download the All Trails app to find the trails you’re planning.

The picture below was taken at the San Joaquin River Gorge. It’s about 35 mins to 45mins from home. This trail is broken up to sections. The beginning is easy until you pass the bridge, the trail gets a little moderate.

If you decided to plan a trip out of town, find out the trail in the city or park you’re heading. Sometime, they will provide you a pdf map. It’s always a great idea to download it.

I’ve been to a trail that I was unprepared for and thankfully the national park have an informational hut. There, it have a rough map that I took a photo of.

Eventually, I was able to lead my group to Moro Rock. It was a fun easy trail for everyone. Unfortunately, my mobile phone was out of battery, so there was no photos of Moro Rock.

Happy hiking!

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