Hiking at night offers rewards not offered in daylight. This type of hiking calls for a different live of concentration: your world is defined by the sphere of light cast by your headlamp. You tune in to the sounds of the night, where are not the same as the sounds of daytime: more owls than warblers, more raccoons than squirrels. Pause in a clearing, snuff your light and you can see the glories of the vast night sky. It’s a special place, the night world, and it is one well worth exploring. Our guide offers tips on how to take a safe and successful hike in the waning light of day into night.