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Health Benefits of Hiking Twin Falls ID

Want to lose weight and get into shape? Don't diet, hike it. Cheaper than a health club, more accessible than a swimming pool, easier than riding a bike, less time-consuming than weight training and more stimulating than an hour on a treadmill, hiking is the number one way to get healthy-and stay that way. Want to lose weight and get into shape? Hiking is the number one way to get healthy. A camping vacation is an additional way to make it fun.

Nat-Soo-Pah Hot Springs
(208) 655-4337
Twin Falls, ID
Campground Availability
1-May thru Labor Day
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice
Recreation
Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, REC Open to Public

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Twin Falls 93 RV Park
(208) 326-5092
Twin Falls, ID
Campground Availability
15-Mar thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Hot Tub, Putting Green, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Anderson Camp RV Park
(888) 480-9400
Eden, ID
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, REC Open to Public

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Village of Trees RV Resort at Travel Stop 216*
(800) 777-9121
274 Hwy 25
Declo, ID
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Boating, Float Trips, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Lake Cascade State Park
(208) 382-6544
Cascade, ID
Campground Availability
Mid May thru Oct
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails

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Oregon Trail Campground
(208) 733-0853
Twin Falls, ID
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Play Equipment, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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KOA-Twin Falls/Jerome
(800) 562-4169
Twin Falls, ID
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Twin Falls/Jerome KOA
(800) 421-7116, (208) 324-4169
5431 US 93
Jerome, ID
Campground Availability
72 Total Camp/RV Sites, 72 Electric and Water,

Wagonhammer Campground & RV
(208) 865-2477
North Fork, ID
Campground Availability
20-Apr thru 15-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Escort to Site, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, River Swimming, Float Trips, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing Guides, Fishing Supplies, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Idaho Panhandle National Forests (Bumblebee Campground)
(208) 769-3000
Kingston, ID
Campground Availability
24-May thru 8-Sep
Services
Non Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access

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Health Benefits of Hiking

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Why Not Go Hiking to Lose Weight and Stay in Shape?

A Step in the Right Direction
By Gwyn Fletcher

Want to lose weight and get into shape? Don't diet, hike it. Cheaper than a health club, more accessible than a swimming pool, easier than riding a bike, less time-consuming than weight training and more stimulating than an hour on a treadmill, hiking is the number one way to get healthy-and stay that way. As the fitness craze continues to gain steam, it's not surprising that hiking is the fastest growing outdoor activity. According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association Sports & Fitness Participation Report (2009), Americans remain very interested in outdoor sports in spite of economic woes. Leading outdoor activities are freshwater fishing (40.3 million), bicycling (38.1 million), camping (33.7 million), and day hiking (32.5 million).

Why is hiking winning the outdoor popularity contest? For starters, it's dirt cheap-literally. All you need is some ground to walk on and a sturdy pair of shoes that will support your ankles and serve as shock absorbers. Whether it's on a neighborhood trail or a mountain ridge, hiking is merely taking a walk on a foot path, and even that is open to your own interpretation. Unlike health clubs and private gyms, hiking requires no membership dues or monthly payments-you can even bring a friend along without purchasing a guest pass. And you don't have to go back to the same area every time, or pay a transfer fee if you want to try someplace new.

Hiking is also an accessible activity. For example, swimming is an excellent form of exercise, but it's pretty hard to do without a large body of water. And, once the temperature starts to drop, that swimming hole needs to be indoors, often bringing the cost up and the convenience level down even further. To go for a hike, the only place you need to get to is outdoors. Hiking is usually as close as a local park.

Just as you don't need any special equipment for hiking, you also don't need any special skills. Just put one foot in front of the other. As with any physical activity, if you're not currently following a regular fitness routine, you'll want to start out slow, taking leisurely strolls three or four times a week and gradually building your distance and rate. Your first step should always be a quick muscle stretch.

"Things will slow down next month, then I'll have time to get in shape." How many times have you heard that one, or said it yourself? Chances are, things aren't going to slow down. And the older we get, the higher our risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and other complications directly or indirectly linked to a lack of physical activity. It takes time to get in shape. In order to gain maximum benefits from a weight training program, you need to spend several hours a week pressing those bars and priming those muscles. Aerobics classes often last up to an hour as well. Unfortunately, time isn't something...

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