Backpacker How-To Slideshow: Adjust Your Trekking Poles For Varying Terrain In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you the proper height of trekking poles for various types of terrain. January 6, 2011 Steve Howe Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Email Icon 'Use these tips to get the most out of your trekking poles. (Jennifer Howe)' CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SLIDESHOW When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. We do not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy.