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.
  • TravelerApril 2000

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 SteereOutsideApril 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 Park1992

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 SandsberryYakima (Washington) Herald-Republic6 Dec. 2011

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First Known Use of day hike

1918


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