Hike at Home

Hike at Home

Texans across the state are staying home to help limit the spread of the Coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find a grand adventure in our own backyards. So for this month’s Where-To-Hike, we invite each and every one of y’all to stay near and #HikeAtHome.

While we are all doing our best to stay at home, each of us has an opportunity to make the best of it and #HikeAtHome. Nothing is stopping you from lacing up your boots, packing your bag and heading out the front door anytime of the day. Here are some easy tips to help you battle cabin fever and explore wherever you call home!


If you live in a subdivision, try some of the following ideas:

  • Explore a new street in your neighborhood every day

  • Try to walk a route where you make one loop without walking the same streets

  • Walk 10,000 steps every day

  • Design a route, record your time and try to beat it every day

  • Find the biggest hill near you and see how many times you can climb it


If you live in a condo or apartment complex or even in the middle of the city, try some of these ideas:

  • Hike a stairwell or parking garage near you as training for Guadalupe Peak

  • Think of the perimeter of your apartment complex as a loop trail

  • If you’re downtown, design a unique walking path and only use buildings as visual landmarks to guide you

  • Use your gps tracking watch or phone apps to make interesting designs with your walking paths


Of course, wherever you decide to #HikeAtHome, please remember to follow the CDC guidelines and obey your city and local regulations. Be smart, be safe and most importantly, protect yourself and your fellow Texans!