Hiking Day Trip Gear Checklist

 Hiking day trips are very easy to get into. You don’t need to take a lot of stuff on each trip to have a great time. Longer day trips might need a little bit more so here’s a checklist so you don’t forget to bring everything you need. This list is really only just for a day trip. You won’t need any camping gear for the short ones.

To Do Before Hiking

Make sure you have everything

Research where you are going

Let someone know arrival and departure times

Gear To Bring Hiking

Clothing

Waterproof jacket

Waterproof pants

Warm, dry clothes

Hat

Hiking

Hiking Poles

Hiking boots or trail runners

Backpack

Sunglasses

Sunscreen

Route Finding

Compass

Map

GPS

Bear spray or bear bangers

Food and Water

Water

Food

Emergency

Cell phone or radio

Emergency Location Beacon

First Aid Kit

Emergency blanket

Firestarting kit

Misc

Camera

Notebook

Extra batteries for electronics

Cash for trail fees

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There are tons of other great things that you can bring hiking on a day trip with you. What always in your backpack?