Here are our favorite tricks for navigating steep descents carefully and with grace. Make sure to try out these steps depending on your ability, comfort level, and the slope’s angle.
Bend Your Knees
Zigzag Your Way Down
Instead of walking in a straight line, control the descent in zig-zag motions across the trail’s width. The technique makes it much easier for hikers to stay safe and maintain a good pace while slowly losing elevation. Some of the best mountain trails typically have switchbacks naturally built into them. All you need to do is follow the trail!