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Hiking safety tips

Hiker at Afton State Park

Be safe on the trail

You are responsible for your own safety! Hiking areas have their own inherent risks and hikers assume complete responsibility for their own safety. Rescue is not a certainty!

What to bring... a hiking checklist:

What you take will depend on where you are going and how long you plan to be away, but any backpack should include the following: