Looking for the
best hiking tips
for
women hikers?

Female hiker gazing at East Greenland glaciersBest hiking tips can get you ready to explore wild places like East Greenland ... or your own neck of the woods.
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Have you ever wished for a Best Hiking Tips expert to answer your questions about how to hike?

If you're new to hiking, you probably wonder:

  • What are the best womens hiking clothes?
  • Do I have the right hiking gear?
  • What should I know to keep myself safe on the trail?
  • How do I plan for my first hike?
  • What can I do to minimize my hiking aches and pains after a long day on the trail?
  • What should be on my backpacking list?
  • Is it safe to hike solo?
  • Backpacking food ideas - where do I start?

Grab a comfy chair and your favorite beverage, because this is the place to spend some time exploring all things hiking.


Find best hiking tips

Hiking For Her gives you a bounty of free how to hike advice and information geared toward women hikers - because we do things a little differently than the guys.

Is this a women's hiking blog?

A how to hike guide?

Or an archive of hiking knowledge?

Use Hiking For Her any way you'd like!

And if you've been out on the trail for a while, you might be looking for ideas and time savers to make your hikes even more comfortable and enjoyable.

You've come to the right spot!

A few navigation tips:

  • Zoom in on just what you want to read with this handy site map.
  • Use the bright green highlighted search box at the bottom of each page (except this one, darn!).

For women dayhikers, here's the fastest way to get answers to your hiking questions - click the cover to see the book's content.


Join our hiking community

I invite you to contribute to our hiking community of virtual trail sisters by sharing your favorite hikes with a short description and a few photos.

It's easy, fast and best of all, it fills up our hiking bucket lists!


Let's have a little fun together, too:


And don't be shy about sending in your favorite ideas for trail joy. Everyone benefits when we share.

Use the CONTACT link!


Grab the latest hiking tips

You can stay up to date on what's happening in the hiking community in lots of different ways:

But wait!

There's more!


Receive personalized answers
to your hiking questions

Get your individual questions answered by me, a trail veteran with 45+ years (and counting) of hiking experience.

Every email is read and answered, free of charge.

Why?

Because if you have a hiking question, chances are lots of other women hikers do, too.

  • When you ask, the answers are incorporated into this website to help out other women who have the same question.
  • Your questions reassure other female hikers that nothing is too small or insignificant to ask about.

Which builds a strong community of strong women on the trail, right?

Use the CONTACT link (top left of every page) to send along your hiking tips for beginners, hiking advice, or anything that makes your trail time more enjoyable.

Or click the ASK A QUESTION link at the bottom of any page.

Let's spread the wealth of best hiking tips for women hikers far and wide!


Why Hiking For Her?

This collection of best hiking tips for women hikers was a long time coming...

beginning in 1971 when a 14 year old girl (me!) put on her first clunky  external frame backpack and joined a week-long Girl Scout expedition into the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Then Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior beckoned, and there was no turning back!

That intrepid youngster went on to hike many types of trails, learning (sometimes the hard way) how to take care of herself in the great outdoors.

If you'd like more of the back story (and to see that 14 year old hiker girl), go here.

Now, 4+ decades later, she's put together hundreds of pages of free hiking information just for you.

It's been a pleasure building this hiking resource for women hikers, so please enjoy every page.

Female snowshoer with green backpack
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Thanks for stopping by

Here's a little something you can use for your next (or first) hike.

Click Here For Your Free Dayhike Checklist

Please enjoy the best hiking tips in these pdf instant download freebies, too:


Now get out there and hike!

Stride confidently down any trail, in any weather, using these best hiking tips from your virtual trail buddy at Hiking For Her.


My wish for you is Happy Trails always!




Photo credits: All photos on this website were taken by David Midkiff. All rights reserved.