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Trekking Poles

Need help getting started with trekking poles? Read: Trekking Poles: To Use or Not, Trekking Poles: Parts Explained, Trekking Poles: Selecting a Pair, and Trekking Poles: Fit, Maintenance, and Tips.

The best trekking poles, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on September 24, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Leki Wanderfreund Antishock Hiking Staff
$55 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Rigid
$125 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Rigid
$144 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Black Diamond Distance Z Rigid
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Trail Pro
$117 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Trail Rigid
$85 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Antishock
$126 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Komperdell Wild Rambler Rigid
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Leki Cristallo Rigid
$65 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Hiker Shocklight Staff Hiking Staff
$49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon Rigid
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Antishock
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Rigid
$127 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Cor-Tec TA Rigid
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Cressida Aergon Antishock SpeedLock Antishock
$87
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine Ergo Cork Rigid
$160
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Black Diamond Trail Back Rigid
$72 - $79
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Quick Lock Trekking Poles Cork Grip Rigid
$44
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountainsmith Pyrite 7075 Antishock
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki MCT 12 Vario Carbon Rigid
$250
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Carbon Max Rigid
$200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec
$88
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Leki Super Micro Hiking Staff
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ Rigid
$150
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpine FLZ Rigid
$128 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Tubbs 2-Part Snowshoe Poles Rigid
$32 - $33
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ
$180 - $189
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
REI Flash Carbon Trekking Poles Rigid
$97 - $139
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (5)
Mountainsmith Rhyolite 6061 Antishock
$40
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Soul Poles original soul :: trek
$125
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Leki Vario XS Rigid / Pole
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (9)
Black Diamond Trail Shock Antishock
$110 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy Rigid
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (21)
Swiss Gear Hiking Pole Hiking Staff
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
LekiSport Orion Rigid
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
StickPic Accessory
$14 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Black Diamond Ultra Distance Rigid
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Leki Thermolite Aergon XL Antishock Antishock
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Leki Corklite Rigid
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon Rigid
$170 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Shock Antishock
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Wilcor Trekking Poles Antishock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Leki Trail Antishock Antishock
$120 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Masters Kompressor 145 Rigid
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountainsmith Trekker FX MonoPod Hiking Staff
$29 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Leki Quantum
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
StickPic Cell Phone Adapter Accessory
$8 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Komperdell Highlander Cork Anti-Shock Antishock
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Recent Trekking Pole Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Leki Vario XS

Leki's Vario XS four-season poles are designed for kids, but are fully functional on trail or in the snow. Adults or children who use poles in the 80-110 cm (31-43") range will find these two-piece poles are easy to adjust both for length and strap position. Leki's HTS 5.5 aluminum balances strength and weight, making the Vario XS a four-season pole that can adjust for growing children.   Leki Vario XS  The Vario XS replaced the Leki Vario Jr. SpeedLock and, while aimed at younger hikers and skiers,… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Leki MCT 12 Vario Carbon

An ultralight, adjustable length, hybrid folding-telescopic, all-carbon pole for trail running or power hiking on good trails. Quick and reliable locking mechanisms for deployment and length adjustment. Full-wrap straps with well-designed quick-release for shifting gears on the move or freeing up hands for photo stops etc. Small diameter baskets and light construction limit best use to firm surfaces—no snow or deep mud, please. First look  The first word that comes to mind in describing the Leki… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Leki Micro Vario Cor-Tec TA

Leki's Micro Vario Cor-Tec TA are a sturdy, packable set of poles which will keep you on your feet, and save your knees. Super easy and fast to assemble and adjust, and rock solid performance for your dollar. I have been a fan of hiking poles for a long time. Because I have horrible arch stability, and a fairly uneven sense of balance, having those extra supports makes a real difference, and has saved my bacon more than once! I have had a pair of Black Diamond Carbon Cork poles which have literally… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Quick Lock Trekking Poles Cork Grip

Surprisingly tangible benefits right out of the gate. I bought these from Costco (got a few hours to kill? Google “Trekking Poles”...got a few days to kill? Search up “Costco Trekking Poles”) after reading more than a few stories about the many benefits of using trekking poles while hiking. I used to think that I could just pick up some old ski poles from Goodwill if I ever needed them. Anyway, there are TONS of options available from all the major online outdoor retailers, as well as the… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

Mandatory gear on the Tundra. An absolute must-have on the Tundra, sturdy poles and 70-lb or greater pack to keep your balance.    Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

These things have saved my life. I don't think that I would enjoy this hobby near as much without them. One of the most important things I have in my gear! I used to think poles were just ridiculous. Why use them to walk around with? I was totally wrong. I had a terrible motorcycle accident in 2015 and my right leg now suffers from it. I would not be able to hike without these poles. They fit very comfortably into my hands. I do have average to small size hands for a guy. The poles adjust very well… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy

The handles make all the difference—walking with these is unlike any other poles. Great for all seasons. Also awesome for people with leg injuries for daily use if you don't quite need crutches or a walker but something for stability (of course, ask your doctor if this is right for you etc). I have tried other poles before and been skeptical. Many are uncomfortable, weird to get used to placing, and while they provided balance on lose material they didn't seem that helpful the rest of the time. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Wilcor Trekking Poles

First time user of trekking poles. Found these to be easy to operate and fit the bill. Easily adjusted, locking seems secure. Good traction on slippery rock. Easy to use. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Masters Kompressor 145

I have had this since about 1990 and I am now 73 and use them weekly—I love these poles I bought some new ones and gave them to my husband who has not used any poles yet. They are fine, but not as heavy as the original ones. They have been at my side for all walks/treks for almost 30 years. I depend on them. I want to find a new basket and tip for one pole... Full review