Lacing up the hiking boots and heading out for the trail benefits people of all ages in many ways. Besides the physical benefits, hikers experience the sights and sounds of nature, which can reduce stress and build a sense of accomplishment by going from one point to another on foot.
Hiking is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. That's a big part of its appeal. Without expensive equipment or long-distance travel, hiking delivers a workout that's good for your body-and your mind too.
Hiking lets you unplug from the static of daily life as you explore forests, ramble through hills, and climb to panoramic views. There's no question about it: A day on the trail will energize and inspire you.