These are the best snacks to bring on your next hike.

Nature calls to you and your stomach rumbles. When you’re on the trails, you don’t want to be stuck with a melted protein bar or a soggy sandwich. Stocking up on snacks that travel well and provide fuel is essential when hiking and camping.

We’ve rounded up some tasty treats that won’t weigh you down, aren’t perishable, and are sure to hit the mark. Once you’ve reached the top, you’ll be happy to have them in your backpack.

The best snacks for hiking

Natreve Moo Less Animal-Free Whey Protein

This vegan protein comes in craveable flavors like Cookies and Cream and Strawberry Shortcake. Plus, they’re sold in convenient portable pouches that easily dissolve in water or milk to make a satisfying drink on the go.

Pescavore Dried Ahi Tuna Strips

Pescavore Dried Ahi Tuna Strips


For a twist on your classic backpack-ready jerky, try this tangy, well-seasoned fish jerky. It’s made with wild-caught ahi tuna and is made with just a few ingredients that deliver plenty of flavor. The Smokey Poke is particularly tasty.

Keho Salty Bars

KEHO Keto Vegan Salty Snack

In a world of sweet bars, these snacks from Keho walk on their own salty drum. With flavors like Pizza To Go and Curry in a Hurry, you can satisfy your hunger without a sugar rush with these portable bars. They are also vegan, gluten-free, and keto-friendly.

Wild Planet White Bean Salad with Wild Tuna

Wild Planet Ready-to-Eat Wild Tuna White Bean Salad

You may already know that tuna is a great ready-to-eat meal, but Wild Planet takes it a step further by adding nutrients and flavor to every can. Now you can enjoy a complete meal of wild tuna with a salad of white beans, carrots, peppers and green olives.

Quinn Dark Chocolate Peanut Filled Pretzel Chips

Quinn's Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Chips

These stuffed pretzel nuggets will satisfy your sweet tooth, your hunger and your craving for salt halfway through.

N!ck’s Nut Bars

Nick's Keto Nut Bar

It’s hard to believe these chocolate covered, nut-filled bars have 1 gram of sugar, but they’re sure to be spot on after a long day of hiking. They come in two flavors that everyone will love: Almond Chocolate and Peanut Chocolate.

Second Nature Dark Chocolate Trail Mix

Second Nature Dark Chocolate Trail Mix

You can’t hike without a solid trail mix in your backpack, and this one has classic flavors and simple ingredients that’ll keep anyone fueled for a long day. It’s made with a simple blend of almonds, dark chocolate, pecans, and cashews for a healthy balance of protein, carbs, and fats.

Mix of nuts on olives from Bobby Sue

BobbySue's Nuts

BobbySue’s Nuts


Or, if you prefer a saltier trail mix, opt for this blend of sweet and salty almonds, cashews, pecans, and dried black and green olives. It will add a touch of Mediterranean sophistication to your travels.

Scandinavian crispbread GG

Crispy bread with Scandinavian GG fibres,

Crispbread with Scandinavian fibers GG


If you wake up at sunrise, this hearty multi-grain crispbread is a great alternative to toast. It’s packed with ingredients to start the day like oat bran, flax seeds and sunflower seeds, and is the perfect vehicle for a campfire fried egg.

Brooklyn Biltong Beef Snack

Brooklyn Biltong - Air-Dried Grass-Fed Beef Snack

brooklyn bilton


Jerky is light but nutrient dense, making it an ideal snack for camping and hiking. This biltong is air dried and made from simple ingredients with nothing artificial or suspicious. It comes in several tasty flavors, including Lemon Pepper and Peri Peri for a little spice.

Legendary Foods Protein Bar

Legendary Foods Protein Bar 20 gr Tasty Baking Alternative

legendary foods


This snack may look like a nostalgic breakfast pastry, but it contains so much more than the sugar and processed flour of childhood. It’s a great breakfast on the go that has 20 grams of protein, 24 grams of carbs (but less than a gram of sugar so you don’t feel a crash).

Quantum Energy Squares

QUANTUM Energy Square

Quantum Energy Squares


For an extra burst of energy anytime during your hike, opt for a caffeinated protein bar from Quantum. Each bar contains 100mg of caffeine, which is equivalent to approximately one cup of coffee.

Brami lupine beans

BRAMI Lupini Bean Snack, Mini

It’s hard to believe the nutritional profile of these beans, once you see how good they taste. They’re crunchy, satisfying, and lightly seasoned with Italian flavors. Each slim, squeezable pouch contains protein and plant-based carbohydrates to keep you going.

Popadelics Crispy Mushroom Chips

Popadelics Crispy Mushroom Chips

You’ll fall in love with the flavor and crunch of this tasty, easy-to-pack hiking snack. From Trippin’ Truffle Parm to Twisted Thai Chili, you can’t go wrong with the seasoning of these freeze-dried mushroom crisps.

Nubu Nut Butter Bites

Nubu Nut Butter Bites with Pecans Sweet and Crispy Snacks

These soft and chewy bites put the butter in the nut butter. They’re made with natural peanut butter and are crunchy from pecans with a bit of sweetness to keep your energy and your taste buds happy.

Alcoeats Flavored Cashew Nuts

Alcoeats Flavored Cashew Nuts

If you prefer your nuts straight (with a little added flavor, of course), opt for these cashews coated in flavorful blends of seasonings like Jalapeno and Cheddar, Masala and Mexican Taco. The black pepper flavor is particularly good.

Atkins Ready-to-Drink Protein Shakes

Atkins Gluten Free High Protein Shake

These protein shakes are pre-mixed and resealable so you can sip them all day on the go. They’re creamy and thick with a milkshake-like flavor, but are happy to pack 15 grams of protein for sustained energy.

Quest Nutrition Protein Chips

Quest Nutrition Protein Crisps Assortment

Food Quest


Pack your chips with extra nutrition to keep you energized on the go. These taste like tortilla chips (and even have everyone’s favorite flavors like barbecue and sour cream and onion), but are made with a unique protein blend that provides almost 20 grams of protein in a bag of chips!

Biena Chickpea Snacks

BIENA Chickpea Snack Assortment

These crispy chickpeas are salty and crunchy enough to look like french fries, but they’re good for you. They offer up to 6 grams of plant-based protein per serving and up to 18 grams of complex carbohydrates. Plus, they come in mouth-watering flavors like Roasted Honey and BBQ.

Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers

Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers

It’s a great kid-friendly, gluten-free and vegan snack. The crackers have a soft, buttery texture, thanks to the almond flour, and they’re lightly seasoned with sea salt to help balance your water loss on a hot day.

Big Merchandise Cookies

The Greater Goods Snacking Co. Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Cookies

The Greater Goods Snacking Co.


Every snack bag needs a cookie, and these almond flour treats from The Greater Goods are a great pick for backpackers. Their grain-free, cinnamon-flavored Snickerdoodle has just the right amount of spice and sweetness for a homemade taste.

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