Research to make sure the trail you want to hike is open to the public and that parking, hiking, and camping are all legal.
If you absolutely need to use public services such as campsites, restrooms, shuttles, and ranger oﬃces, make sure that they are open, select a trip plan that does not require your use of these services.
Keep your adventures local and accessible by car. Avoid using public transportation and hospitality services to get to and from the trailhead, including planes, buses, taxis, ride sharing, and shuttles.
Find a campsite instead of staying in a hotel or motel. Make getting there part of your adventure.
Pack all of the supplies you’ll need rather than rely on the grocery stores or supply stores near your trail.
Identify hospitals and medical centers near your trail and know how to get there in case of an emergency, or if someone in your group feels sick.
Study your map and identify exit routes in case of minor medical issues on the trail, and be prepared to self-evacuate.
Pack a comprehensive medical kit so you can tend to minor injuries on the trail.
Have a quarantine plan for your return in case someone in your group gets sick, or if you suspect someone has been exposed.
Buy travel insurance to protect your investment.