I love Instagram! I’ve had a personal Instagram account for a while now but just started the BeginnerHiking Instagram account to share some of the hiking photos I take on the hikes we do as well as to share some of the amazing hiking pictures shared by others.
Tag #BeginnerHiking to be Featured
If you’re on Instagram and want to have your photo featured (with credit of course!) just use the hashtag #BeginnerHiking and we’ll reach out to you and get permission if we see a picture we think our followers would like to see.
Not sure what a hashtag is? Here’s some tips from the Instagram help page.
How to Use a Hashtag
You can add hashtags in the caption or comments of your post. If you add hashtags to a post that’s set to public, the post will be visible on the corresponding hashtag page.
To tag a photo or video with a hashtag:
Take or upload a photo or video. Choose to add a filter, then type # followed by text or emoji in the Caption field (ex: #flower)
If you want to add a hashtag to a post you’ve already uploaded, edit the caption or include your hashtag in a comment on your photo.
After you tag your post with a hashtag, you’ll be able to tap the hashtag to see a page that shows all photos and videos people have uploaded with that hashtag.
Things to keep in mind:
When people with private profiles tag posts, they won’t appear publicly on hashtag pages.
Numbers are allowed in hashtags. However, spaces and special characters, like $ or %, won’t work.
You can only tag your own posts. You can’t tag other people’s photos/videos.
You can use up to 30 tags on a post. If you include more than 30 tags on a single photo/video, your comment won’t post.
Best Hiking Hashtags for Instagram
Here’s some of the best hashtags we’ve seen on Instagram to help you get started with sharing your hiking photos. If you have an favourite hashtags you use let us know in the comments.
After you add hashtags to your photos or video you’ll also want to tag the location to help other people find out about the great places you’ve explored. Here’s how to do it!
How to add a location before sharing your photo or video
After you upload or take a photo or video and add any effects or filters you want, you can add your location.
To add your location:
1. Tap Add Location
2. Find your location in the suggestions or search for the location and select it
3. Tap Share
You can also add or edit the location of a photo or video you’ve already posted.
See you on Instagram!