Hiking, a combination of walking, climbing, weight training and aerobics, is like working out in your own natural health club. Hiking may consist of a couple of miles of day hiking or a week climbing a mountainous region. Hiking for beginners is essentially a walk through the woods instead of on the street or track. You’ll wear a fanny or backpack and either trail shoes or hiking boots. Nearly anyone can enjoy hiking. It suits practically any age and any pace, whether it involves a stroll down a nature path with frequent stops to enjoy wildflowers, or trail running with a focus on fitness, or a two-week trek to take in fantastic scenery.