What to Wear for a Summer Hike
- Top – this top is airy and lightweight, suitable for warm weather.
- Biker Shorts – these are a good choice for any outdoor summer activity, offering compression and they’re moisture-wicking. If you want a solid colored pair, check out my biker shorts guide.
- Backpack – you will need to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. This backpack is lightweight and the functionality is great because you don’t have to stop and pull out your water bottle every time you take a drink.
- Face & Body Sunscreen – you will also need lots of sunscreen. Don’t underestimate the sun even on cloudy overcast days. In fact, I get more sun in the mountains than at the beach so make sure you protect yourself. I use the supergoop spray for body and the supergoop unseen for face. It’s the only sunscreen the boys don’t complain about me putting on their face.
Best Snacks for a Day Hike
Definitely don’t overdo it and only bring what you need. You don’t want your backpack to weigh you down. You can never go wrong with nuts or trail mix, but if you are looking for something a little different, we love these two snacks.
- Quest Chips
- Kize Bars – these are the best! I eat these every single day. The almond butter is my favorite, but they have a variety pack so you can try out all the favors to find your fave.
What Shoes to Wear for a Hike – Hiking Sneaker vs Boot
Comfort is key!! You never know what kind of terrain you’ll run into on your hike so it’s important to consider your shoes to be lightweight and waterproof. These are two great options:
- Hiker Sneaker – if you are doing a light hike, sneakers are a good option.
- Hiking Boot – for a more intensive hike, these are great since they offer more ankle support.
You’ll find that your hiking shoes will be super dusty (or muddy) post hike. I recommend bringing an extra pair of shoes to leave in the car so you can switch out of your dirty shoes. I usually bring my Birkenstocks for after.
Where to Go Hiking
If you are a Park City local or a short drive from PC, I listed a few of our family’s favorite hiking trails in my Park City Summer Guide. Otherwise, AllTrails is extremely helpful! You just enter the city you’re in and it will show you an entire list of trails in your area along with the trail difficulty, distance, elevation, etc. You can also read others’ reviews. It’s a must for any hike-lovers!
I hope you this helpful! If you have any questions, just let me know 🙂