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Take a Hike!

November 17 is National Take a Hike Day. This annual event encourages people to enjoy the exercise and fresh air found on the 60,000 miles of America’s hiking trails. 

We’ve put together some hiking tips and resources to make your outdoor experience safe and enjoyable.

Hiking Tips:

🚶🏽 Let someone know of your hiking plans.

🚶🏽‍♀️ Check the weather.

🚶🏽‍♂️ Hike with a companion.

🚶🏽 Bring enough water.

🚶🏽‍♂️ Take a map and compass.

🚶🏽‍♂️ Choose a trail right for your fitness level — do some research before you go.

🚶🏽 Dress correctly — wear the right shoes and have layers available if the temperature drops.

🚶🏽‍♀️ Bring sun protection.

🚶🏽‍♂️ Pace yourself — find a pace you can maintain.

🚶🏽‍♀️ Leave no trace — don’t leave any garbage or items.

Before you go.

Grab a Gig Card before your next trip to be sure that you can always access your Gig — no matter where you take it. No cell service? Dead phone? No problem!

Hiking Resources*:

Seattle Hiking Resources

AllTrails shares 82 top running, walking, and hiking trails in and near Seattle. Their easy-to-navigate map and clickable categories makes finding the perfect trail easy! Check out the 73 “easy” rated trails if you are looking for a quick stroll.

Washington Trails Association has a great list of hikes within 30 minutes of Seattle. You’ll find helpful information about each trail, and — as an added bonus — beautiful photos from each area. 

Condé Nast Traveler has put together a list of the 13 best hikes in Seattle. Each write-up features a description of the hiking area and a breathtaking photo. We’re ready to try them all!

Bay Area Hiking Resources

Hiking Project offers a great Bay Area hiking map. Zoom in and view recommended routes and their ratings. The website was built by hikers, and features information on 2,852 miles of trails. Don’t miss the 28 Bay Area “Gems.”

Check out the nine best hikes in the San Francisco area according to Condé Nast Traveler. Each colorful and interesting write-up makes us want to go explore! 

AllTrails features 88 top running, walking, and hiking trails in the San Francisco area. Their easy-to-navigate map and clickable categories makes finding the perfect trail easy. You’ll even find 60 “easy” rated trails that are perfect for short strolls.

Sacramento Hiking Resources

Sacramento County offers information on more than 15,000 acres of hiking opportunities. They do ask that you review the multi-use trail rules before heading out on the trails! 

Check out Hiking Project’s map of hiking trails in and around Sacramento. You can zoom in and view recommended routes and their ratings. The website was built by hikers, and features information on 303 miles of trails, including 42 “easy” rated trails.

AllTrails features 26 top running, walking, and hiking trails in the Sacramento area. Their easy-to-navigate map and clickable categories makes finding the perfect trail easy.

*Unless as otherwise stated, A3 Mobility LLC is not affiliated with the  organizations  profiled in this email. 

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