Finding hikes on LocalHikes.Com is easy! Just follow the simple steps below, and
then make sure you are carrying the 10
before you head out on the trail.
When you first visit the LocalHikes Home Page, select the Metro area
nearest your home. This will display a listing of all the hikes contained in
your metro area, along with a brief description of each hike. Just click on any
hike to see the Hike Data Page. Next time you visit the site, you will see
hikes for your metro area displayed in the home page by default.
From the Hike Data page...
This is were you get all the detailed information you need to go on your hike.
To the left of the page you will see 8 icons, which you can click to get
information about the hike. Moving from top to bottom, these will display hike
information (displayed by default), topographic
map, elevation profile,
trailhead map, and photos
for the hike.
Across the top of the Hike Data page you will see a number of links where you can find additional information about each hike.
You can also add your own hike review from this page, as well as learn about the hike reporter that put this hike on the site.
From the Search Page...
Enter your 5 digit Zip code or the name of
you live in. It is not necessary to enter your state.
Select the scenery,
difficulty, and time available
by checking or un-checking the boxes. These selections will act as a filter to
limit the hikes displayed to match your preferences.
Click the Set Preferences button. The site will then display the number of
available hikes in parenthesis next to the names of different geographic areas
ranging from all states to a radius around
your current location.
On the left side of the search page, select the radio button next to the
geographic area where you would like to view the available hikes. For instance,
you could select the name of your county to view all of the available hikes in
Finally, click the Get Hikes button to display the List of Hikes page.
You can return to the search page at any time to look at hikes in other
geographic areas or change your preferences. Just remember that if you change
your preferences or location, you will need to click on the Set Preferences
button before you can get any hikes.
If there are more hikes than will fit on one page, you will see Previous and
Next links at the top of the page that can be used to see the additional hikes.
Click on the hike that most interests you, and you will be taken to the Hike
Other major features...
- find hikes based on words or phrases found in the various hike information
fields. For instance, you could search on "waterfall" to find all the hikes
with waterfalls (accessed from the main search page).
Shopping Cart - Purchase LocalHike branded clothing and other outdoor items.
Reporter - Become a hike reporter and add your own hike to this site. Just complete select Reporter from the main menu.
HikeTips - Learn about gear, navigation, survival, wildlife, and other tips & Tricks.
At the bottom of each page are the following additional features...
Links -Useful and/or interesting web sites that we have personal
About - Background on the origins of this site
Contact - Email us with your thoughts and suggestions