Living in a city makes me crave the outdoors, and thus gravitate towards any urban hike I can find. The more remote, the better, I tend to think. Give me flowers and fields, forests and craggy hills, and all the while the comfort that I’m a relatively short distance from home and any convenience. However, an urban hike is still in a city and subject to any of a city’s problems. For this reason perhaps:
- Hike with another adult.
- Bring a cell phone.
- If you experience trepidation about a trail or strangers you encounter, you might as well follow your gut feeling and leave the hike for another day.