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Posted November 20, 2020 | 1:01 PM

Take a Hike, and Do It Safely

A few simple safety tips for hitting the Hillsborough County trails

The annual Hiking Spree is a great way to get outside and stretch your legs, and Hillsborough County has a few tips to help hikers build confidence in their safety in the great outdoors.

Hikers should follow these tips when checking off your trails:

  • Take to the trails by yourself or with only a few people.
  • Practice social distancing from others on the trail.
  • Bring your own filled water bottle.
  • Wear a face mask when social distancing isn't possible.
  • Bring hand sanitizer to use after touching public surfaces.
  • Prepare for the trails properly.
  • Adhere to all safety guidelines posted at parks.

Now get outside and Find Your Adventure Here - register today. While you're out there, be sure to take photos and share them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #TakeAHikeHC.

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