Every trekkers should invest in good trekking poles it will help you improve balance and provide greater stability during your hike help reduce stress on joints and redistribute weight to reduce fatigue and improve on trail posture.
With Trekking pole, you can move thorns/bushes/ overgrown shrubs/poison ivy/spider webs / prickly bushes away from your hiking path.
Ability to probe muddy patches or water puddles
Trekking Poles will make unnatural while trekking sound will help keep snakes and wildlife away from your trail
Trekking poles can double up as an emergency defense mechanism to defend from wildlife or bears in case you need them
Transferring some of the weight from backpack and knees to your arms and poles will help you reduce fatigue and keep you stronger and moving faster
During uphill hike on each step all of the weight is driven down on to your knee by putting trekking poles in front of you can redistribute that weight and take stress off the knee and off the back and allow the poles to get you up the hill stronger and faster
Similar stress occur on descend quadriceps muscle are also working overtime taking a brunt of that weight by getting the trekking poles in front of you redistributing that weight you can reduce fatigue and muscle burn
Whether or not you have a heavy backpack on your back navigating uneven terrain can be difficult and even treacherous trekking pole come in handy as they provide extra stability and greatly improve balance
Stream crossing provides a great example why it is far better to have three points of contact or four points of contact while crossing streams rather than two points of contact from your legs so that you can be more sure-footed while crossing streams
You should never go hiking without trekking poles