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What’s the correct walking stick height?

How tall should a walking stick be?

— Walking Wyatt, El Paso, Tex.

A. First thing to consider is how you’ll be using your stick. If you plan to hike with it, look for a tall and straight stick. Here’s a good rule on sizing: Standing with your arms at your side, the stick should be about 6 or 8 inches taller than your elbow. Pick a longer stick if you’ll be tackling steep terrain. If you’re really just planning on walking with your stick, a shorter one will do. Pick a stick that comes to right around your waist.

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6 Comments on What’s the correct walking stick height?

  1. Would this also apply for trekking poles?

  2. I am looking for a walking for a 5′ man. I do not know how high my cane should be ?

  3. Cut to size 1 to 3 inches under your armpit for all-use comfort

  4. Measure to 3 inches under your armpit and mark…cut on longer side of marking to have extra stick

  5. Off-Trail Monkey // May 6, 2014 at 9:40 am // Reply

    Six feet six inches.

  6. my stick is 52″ long and it doesnt feel right but i’m fear to cut it to short

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