How to Avoid Crowded Hiking Trails

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Most hikers have probably noticed by now that hiking trails are more crowded than ever right now. Outdoor activities have become extremely popular during the pandemic, which is great, but here are a few tips that could help you in case you want to avoid crowded trails.

Avoid the Most Popular Trails

Obviously, the easiest way to avoid crowds is to forget about the most popular trails and find alternative hikes in your area. These off-the-beaten-path trails are often even more beautiful and perfect for those who enjoy exploring.

Hike Every Season

If you love hiking, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy your favorite activity all year round. Hiking in the fall and spring is actually even more enjoyable and trails are definitely going to be less busy.

Go Early

Trails are usually very busy in the middle of the day and that’s why early birds are more likely to find quiet trails. Starting your hike early in the morning is a great way to avoid crowds, but also to beat the heat during summer and to spend more time on trails.