Should I eat before a hike?

woman standing and eating food facing body of water viewing mountain

The answer to this question depends on a few factors, such as how strenuous the hike will be and how long it will take. If you are planning a relatively easy hike that won’t take too long, then you probably don’t need to eat beforehand. However, if you are planning a longer or more challenging hike, it’s a good idea to eat something so that you have energy for the journey.

A light snack before a hike is generally a good idea, especially if you know you’ll be working up a sweat. A granola bar or piece of fruit can give you the boost you need without weighing you down. And of course, make sure to bring plenty of water with you to stay hydrated!

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