Day Hike Packing List


Just the basics. Add your favorites.


Day Hike Basics


  • Day pack or fanny pack
  • Water or drink (at least 16 to 32 oz.)
  • Snacks (maybe a sandwich, chips or candy bar)
  • Good shoes or boots, depending on the terrain
  • Good socks, or two pair of socks
  • Hat
  • Bandanna or handkerchief
  • Clothing for the season
  • Map and compass if the area is new to you
  • Watch
  • Camera & Film
  • First aid supplies (for a day hike, maybe just a couple of band-aids. Add what else you think you might need)
  • Insect repellent (the best kind has DEET in it, like Muskol)