Whether you choose to purchase a road side hiking staff or a pair of high dollar lightweight trekking poles, either of these will enable you to hike with stability. Using these will also allow you to conserve energy. We rarely hike without them and can’t tell you how many times using a hiking stick, staff or poles have prevented the inevitable injury while on the trail.

 

The hiking staff and/or trekking pole is a tremendous help going down hill taking the pressure off your knees.