day hike

noun

Definition of day hike

: a hike that is short enough to be completed in a single day … set up a base camp deep in Escalante Canyon, one of the most popular sections of Grand Staircase-Escalante. From there we'll explore the northeastern portion of the monument in a series of long day hikes.Traveler, April 2000

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Other Words from day hike

day hiker or less commonly day-hiker noun, plural day hikers also day-hikers
Once the day hikers are gone, the hush is profound in this 7,020-acre wilderness … — Mike Steere, Outside, April 1993
day hiking or less commonly day-hiking noun
Clinging precariously to the bouldered canyons, the palms provide wonderful opportunities for photography, day-hiking and picnicking. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, 1992
day-hike intransitive verb day-hiked; day-hiking; day-hikes
He has day-hiked through the Enchantments, going in over Aasgard Pass and coming out by way of the Snow Lakes trail. — Scott Sandsberry, Yakima (Washington) Herald-Republic, 6 Dec. 2011

First Known Use of day hike

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Day hike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/day%20hike. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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