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Transform Your Hiking Experience: 6 Trails That Will Make You Fall in Love

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Brush up on backpacking basics with tips, tricks, and advice from Backpacker’s experts in Hiking 101. We’ve made this members-only article free to help you get started.

When you love hiking, you want to share it with everybody—your friends, your family, the neighbor you just met yesterday. However, if they haven’t spent the time in the wilderness that you have, they may not share your enthusiasm right off the bat. (Your stories of several-thousand-foot elevation gains, blackened toenails, and bear encounters probably aren’t helping). But don’t give up: With the right introductory hike—easy enough it isn’t intimidating, but with views that will leave every new hiker planning their next wilderness trip on the drive home—you can get friends and family as hooked on hiking as you are. Read more…

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