12 Common Plants To Avoid While Camping And Hiking

Camping and hiking is a great way for city folks to get out and experience the great outdoors, but you want to make sure you are prepared for your trip by knowing just what plants are best left alone. Most people know about things like poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and other plants that will make you itch, but there are plenty of dangerous and even deadly plants out there that could end your trip immediately, and nobody wants that to happen.

Check out these plants every hiker or camper should avoid, and know that there are many more that didn't make this list. Check for a local field guide to find out what grows in the area(s) you will be spending some time to make sure your trip isn't ruined by severe rashes or even more severe medical issues! If you see a plant in the list out in the wild, be sure to steer clear so you can continue enjoying the rest of your trip.