When you go hiking, you are transported by your own two feet and carrying only what you need for the day on your back; you can discover the beauty of nature at whatever pace you’re comfortable with.
A hike can be super simple and fun like taking a stroll around the park after work or exploring the woods by your house on a Saturday morning. A quick jaunt (such a great word, right?) around your local park after work. Exploring the woods behind your house with your kids on a Saturday morning. A half-day hike with your friends on a fun nature trail. A full day or overnight hike that also includes camping.
Here’s my definition for hiking: A person (or halting, or self-aware robot) exploring their surroundings and their feet are on the actual ground. Like, dirt and grass.