Hiking Food

With warmer weather comes more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and hit the trails and hike or just go for a walk. Whether you prefer to stick to paved walks or greenways or you like to hike off the Blue Ridge Parkway or in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park; it’s not a bad idea to have some snacks and water with you.Most of us don’t need beverages other than water and if our hikes or walks are fairly short we may not even need a snack.

If you do like to carry snacks with you, here are a few ideas that will pack and travel well without needing refrigeration:

  • Meat sticks like Hickory Nut Gap Farms pork and beef sticks
  • Meal replacement bars or granola bars ( be sure not to bring ones with sugar alcohol that can cause GI distress!)
  • Mini carrots
  • Celery sticks
  • Nuts
  • Nut butter packs
  • Dried fruit
  • Homemade granola with cereal, raisins, and nuts
  • Apples