Best Way To Hang a Hammock Between Trees – Easy Steps Guide

Best Way To Hang a Hammock Between Trees

Hanging a hammock between two trees can be difficult. It requires the right tools and knowing how to do it safely. 

This is why we created this article. We want to help you find the best way to hang your hammock using simple step-by-step instructions with pictures and video tutorials so that anyone can do it easily!

Our guide will show you exactly what tools are needed, what steps need to be taken, and even some tips for safety such as where not to attach your hammock in case of storms or high winds.

Things to keep in mind for hanging a hammock between trees

There are many hammocks out there, but not all of them can be hung between trees. Some require a special stand to be put on the ground or even need to be attached to a wall.

If you’re looking to hang a hammock between trees, then you probably have the regular kind of camping hammocks in mind – lightweight (not heavy-duty) and with a spreader bar (looks like two extra ropes attached to the hammock sides).

We have found that hammocks with spreader bars are best for hanging between two trees because they offer more stability and also allow you to hang your hammock higher up in the air without hitting the tree branches above you.

Tools required for hanging a hammock between trees

Tools required for hanging a hammock between two trees:

  • A set of carabiners 
  • Hammock, each with their own straps 
  • 2 long pieces of rope (or very thick string) to tie the hammocks on the ends
  • A saw or knife to cut the ropes in order to make them the right length 
  • An extra pair of hands to help you put up your hammock!

As you can see, all the required tools are very cheap and easy to obtain. The most important thing is to have a strong piece of rope long enough to hang the hammock.

So let’s get started!

How To Hang a Hammock Between Two Trees – Step-by-step Guide

Step 1: Find the best place for hanging your hammock.

Find two nice, big trees with enough space between the ground and its branches. You need to make sure that there are no obstacles around (such as big rocks or bushes) that could make it difficult to walk around your hammock in order to enter and exit it.

Step 2: Tie a knot in one end of your rope and tie it on your carabiner.

Your rope must not be less than 10m long (about 30 ft.), but it’s best to use a much longer piece of rope. This will allow you to tie the hammock between the two trees and also leave hanging space in case you want to hang your hammock higher up.

Step 3: Tie the other end of your rope on the second carabiner.

Now you need to tie the other end of your rope to your second carabiner. You can use the same type or a different one, it doesn’t matter. Just make sure that the carabiners are heavy-duty, and not some cheap plastic ones!

Step 4: Start hanging your hammock between the two trees.

Now you need to start hanging the rope with the carabiners on each end and the hammocks attached to it. First, tie the rope on one of the trees at about 3m – 4m (10 – 13 ft.) above ground. Tighten the rope well and make sure that it’s secure.

Step 5: Repeat in the opposite direction for the other side.

Repeat step 4 by attaching the rope with the carabiners on each end to the other tree at about 3m – 4m (10 – 13 ft.) above ground. Tighten the ropes and make sure that they are secure.

Step 6: Attach the hammocks to each side of the rope, and test out your hammock!

Now you can attach the hammocks to each side of the rope with their straps. After attaching both sides, start to lie down on the hammock and test it out. If it’s not big enough or if there are any other problems, you can adjust the rope length by tightening or loosening it a little bit.

There you have it – your very own hammock between two trees! Now all you need to do is enjoy your relaxing time whenever you get the chance.


Now you know how to hang a hammock between two trees. Anybody can do it with just a little bit of effort and the right tools. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy your relaxing time with a hammock between two trees!

If you like this article and want to learn more about hammocks, then check out our other articles on this site. 

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