Hiking Lady

Welcome to Hiking Lady!

Do you like to hike? Do you enjoy the outdoors? Perhaps you’re in the market for hiking gear but don’t know what to buy?

Whether your idea of a hike is a walk on a secluded path close to home, a serene day hike in beautiful Yosemite National Park, or climbing a peak, Hiking Lady is the place to develop and share a passion for the outdoors!


The mountains are calling and I must go

– John Muir

The Latest from Hiking Lady’s Blog

Cadence Insoles
Win Cadence Insoles for Your Hiking Boots!

Simply sign up below for a chance to win. Cadence Insoles is a California based company that makes incredible hiking insoles. Check out the Hiking Lady article The Best Insoles for Hikers to learn more! Cadence Insoles are designed by a Physical Therapist, with the goal of providing semi-rigid orthotic support while also providing shock … Read more…

A Two-Way Radio for Hiking
Why Hikers and Backpackers Should Carry Two-Way Radios

Do you carry a two-way radio when you hike? How about on backpacking and camping trips? If you don’t, you should! A two-way radio (also known by the fun name of “walkie-talkie”!) is not merely just a fun toy, but an important safety device. A good set can be purchased for under $100. One of … Read more…

Hiking Torrey Pines
Torrey Pines Hiking: San Diego, California

Looking for a short, coastal hike near San Diego, California? Torrey Pines hiking trails are where you need to go! Torrey Pines State Reserve in Del Mar is named for the beautiful Torrey Pine trees that decorate the coastal bluffs of the state reserve. Torrey Pines hiking is good for hikers of all levels since … Read more…

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.

– John Muir, Our National Parks

Hiking 101

Get started at Hiking 101! Here I share my tips for choosing the right gear you’ll need for hiking, backpacking, and all outdoor adventures.

If you want to know what features to look for in a pair of boots, or figure out if you should be using trekking poles, start at Hiking 101.

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Outdoor Fun

Do you love spending time outdoors? In Outdoor Fun find Places to Go, learn about the fun sport of Geocaching, and find a hiking group.

If a tree falls in the forest…be there to hear it.

– Unknown

Gear Reviews

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

– Albert Einstein

Take a look around, and then go enjoy the outdoors!

How Ladies Go to the Bathroom When Hiking

How do I go to the bathroom when hiking? Ok, so this is a silly but practical question from a newbie hiker. I have a long charity trek coming up with a group. Any practical words of wisdom regarding bathroom breaks while doing long day treks along a mountain range?? Great question. For ladies, going … Read more…


Your hiking outerwear is what is going to keep you warm and dry on the trail. Outerwear includes the Mid-Layer and Outer-Layer discussed in my Layering tips, so it will need to insulate you as well as provide wind, rain, and sun protection. Mid-Layer: Fleece vests, fleece jackets, polyester top. Outer-Layer: A waterproof shell that … Read more…


You might not think of it, but wearing the right underwear can make a long hiking trip, backpacking trip, safari, trek, or any other adventure much more pleasant. Check out the Pants and Tops pages for more information on baselayers (long-underwear). Women’s Hiking Underwear Shopping Tips: Underwear material should be synthetic – not cotton! Hiking … Read more…