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Hiking Etiquette, Wisconsin Trail Guide

Hiking's Unwritten Rules

Be respectful of the land and other hikers.

Almost every group of people have some unwritten rules to help govern their activity and make things more pleasant for all those participating. Rules such as not cutting in line at a ski lift and keeping your elbows off the table when eating at Mom's house are just two examples.

Hikers are no different. Following a few unwritten rules can help make your hike and the hike for others more pleasant. Among some commonly observed practices are:

Source: American Hiking Society. Please visit the AHS Website for more information.

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