What is an "out and back" hiking trail?

I'm about to go on my first hiking trip, and I've been looking up the place my boyfriend wants to take me online. the trail type is listed as "out and back." I've tried googling that phrase several different ways, but I can't seem to find a definition anywhere. Can anybody tell me what an "out and back" trail is? Thanks!


2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Hello there

    It might be useful to have a look at the following link:


    I hope this helps.

    If you live in Wales and would like more information or advice on this, you could contact Meic. We are a 24 hour information, advice and advocacy helpline for children and young people in Wales. You can contact us by: -

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    Txt - 84001

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    All the best.

    From the Meic Team



  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    This is the type of trail were you return by the same route as you went out on as opposed to a loop or circuit walk.

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