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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day–hikersOnce the day hikers are gone, the hush is profound in this 7,020-acre wilderness … — Mike Steere, Outside, April 1993
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day–hikingnoun Clinging precariously to the bouldered canyons, the palms provide wonderful opportunities for photography, day-hiking and picnicking. — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, 1992
day–hikesHe 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
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