Do you find on those long hikes that you are in need of a little extra support? Or maybe you hike alone and are looking for a little security? Trekking poles can solve both of these problems. They are great for exercise and serve a dual purpose when acting as a security force for you. Trekking poles can give you the stability you need when adventuring on to those trails that can often have uneven terrain. If you are out exploring alone, attackers are less likely to bother you if they see you have a trekking pole, which can be used in defense.
Although your legs may be strong, sometimes they are just not enough. This is where the trekking poles can come in handy; they will provide you the support you need while providing balance. Using trekking poles regularly on your hikes can provide great work out benefits.
Trekking poles can give you that added touch you need for stability while on uneven terrain, in loose gravel areas, climbing over rocky areas, or crossing a stream. The poles serve multiple purposes and once you have a set, you will wonder what you ever did without them.
You will want to assess what your use will be for the trekking poles and purchase your poles according to these needs. Trekking poles can be made with carbon fiber, aluminum, or other materials. If you will be hiking in the snow or ice, you may want to consider adding carbide-tipped ferrules to the ends of your trekking poles for more traction.