Trekking Poles

Trekking poles, also known as hiking poles or walking sticks, increase hikers’ stability and balance on rough terrain. Find the best poles for your next trek with advice from Backpacker’s gear experts.

The 4 Best Trekking Poles of 2020

Trekking poles take pressure off your knees, aid balance, and make it possible to pitch some ultralight tents. Try these four adjustable pairs—including two bargain picks—on for size.