hit the trail

idiom

chiefly US
: to begin a journey
We should be ready to hit the trail by 8:00.

Examples of hit the trail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Having a good pair of winter hiking boots ensures an enjoyable experience when hit the trail in the colder months. Meg Carney, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 This hike is exposed to the sun, so plan accordingly and hit the trail early in the morning or at the end of the day. Maura Fox, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Oct. 2023 Labor Day weekend, once the official kickoff of campaign season, now comes almost a year after most candidates have hit the trail and after the first primary debate. Rebecca Davis O’Brien, New York Times, 2 Sep. 2023 Now off-road enthusiasts with sights set on backcountry travel will be able to hit the trail in a new Land Cruiser instead of waiting years for the price of a used high-mileage Land Cruiser to fall within reach. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 1 Aug. 2023 Two dentists hit the trail Brayden Fracchia, 27, and T.J. Trottier, 28, are hiking the PCT in between jobs. Erin Rode, USA TODAY, 21 June 2023 It’s designed with active commuters in mind, for anyone who might walk, jog, or run to work, spend a solid nine hours at the office, then hit the trail afterward. John Thompson, Men's Health, 6 June 2023 Before teams hit the trail, here’s a rundown of what to know heading into the 2023 Iditarod. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Feb. 2023 The group relocated to Chamonix and hit the trail at 3 A.M., trekking poles in hand, sporting headlamps and carrying food and water. Patty Hodapp, Outside Online, 8 June 2022

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“Hit the trail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit%20the%20trail. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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