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Hiking Marriage Proposal Ideas

Hiking is no longer just a great way to exercise, it’s also a great option when it comes to proposing. From beautiful views to intimate settings, going on a hike with your partner can provide the perfect backdrop for one of the biggest moments of your life. Spend the afternoon walking the trails of your local park, or go on a day-long adventure up to a high peak with a great view. Pro tip: Hire a photographer to capture the magic moment with Flytographer. Our users get 20 percent off with the code: HTA20OFF!

Doing an activity together that you love is a great way to spend a romantic day. It shows you trust each other, enjoy spending time together, and when you reach your destination, you can tell your partner what you love and value about them.

Hiking Proposals

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tips for planing

  1. Pack an umbrella if the forecast appears cloudy, but have a rain date in mind if the weather looks like it's heading south the day you planned to propose.
  2. Have a photographer waiting for you at the end of your hike. Your partner will think they're just another hiker taking in the scenes, until they start capturing photos of you. Check out Flytographer to hire an amazing professional photographer near you.
  3. If you want to capture some stunning photos, schedule your proposal around the golden hour, the time right after sunrise or right before sunset where the daylight is softer and provides better lighting for photographs.
  1. Carry a backpack. You don't want the ring to fall out of your pocket or be visible through fitted pants.
  2. Hiking proposals offer many ways to include loved ones. Have them arrive at the trail early and get to the end so they’re waiting for you as a surprise when you reach the top, or have them waiting to congratulate you when you hike back down.
  3. Test the trail ahead of time. You don't want to hike it for the first time when you go to propose, or you'll risk reaching the end only to be huffing and puffing and drenched in sweat. This way you'll know how to go, can tell your photographer the exact point to meet you, and have one less thing to be nervous about on your big day.