Hiking equipment is the equipment normally taken on outdoor walking trips. Hiking is usually divided into:
multiple-day hikes, called backpacking, trekking
The equipment selected varies according to the duration, distance, planned activities, and the environment. Additional factors include weight and preparedness for unplanned events. The level of preparedness can relate to remoteness and potential hazards; for example, a short day hike across farmland or trekking in the Rockies. The length and duration of a walk can influence the amount of gear carried.