We love backpacking - and we bet you will too, if you don't already.
Enjoy starlight like you’ve never seen it before. The satisfaction of cooking a delicious meal 20 miles from the nearest supermarket. Waking up to the sounds of hermit thrushes echoing among the cedars.
Backpacking is more challenging than dayhiking. But its rewards are well worth the extra effort. You’ll need a little new knowledge, some gear and extra preparation and a great destination. You'll find all of that here.
Great planning tips for first time backpackers and those who want to refresh - from how to plan to what food and gear to bring. Read more.
Best practices for camping in the backcountry: setting up camp, filtering water, hanging a bear bag, doing your business and more. Read more.
WHERE TO GO BACKPACKING
Eight easy backpack destinations that kids will love (and so will adults out for the first time). Read more.
Fourteen overnighters under 14 miles round trip. Read more.