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we all know that hiking is beneficial, and I’m sure we all WANT to get out and hike more than we do. but where do we go? in this post we tell you how to FIND a trail and how to CHOOSE a trail! super solid information!

check out the National Forrest Service at and their interactive map at

get hiking guidebooks here

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make sure your footwear is broken in!

consider a day pack that is between 20L and 30L like these

download our Ten Essentials and day hike checklist here

other things to consider:
how much time you got? factor in drive time and always add!!!
fitness level. don’t be a hero! you want to enjoy it!
distance? account for about 20 min per mile.
elevation? an increase of 1,000 feet in a mile is steep.
time of year and weather.
logistics – commute, parking, etc.


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Paul C. Tijerina

Paul C. Tijerina | BS MFT CPT NLP | Nutritional Therapist & ATAVIST Life Coach

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