Is It A Hike?

A flow chart to help you determine whether you are on a hike, a walk, or something else entirely.

For as long as people have been walking, they have been arguing about the difference between a walk and a hike*. There are lots of opinions out there, but this flow chart will help answer that question once and for all.

*This claim is not based on facts or research.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Aaron Rickel

Climber. Writer. Filmmaker. Musician. Currently has base camp set up in Los Angeles, CA. Runs the Los Angeles Field Guide.