Hit the Trail With a Day Hiking Course - Begins March 30

New and returning hikers are invited to brush up on the basics of day hiking with this new course, offered by the Olympia branch.
Dee Ann Kline Parkinson Dee Ann Kline Parkinson
Olympia Branch Leader & Super Volunteer
March 05, 2020
Hit the Trail With a Day Hiking Course - Begins March 30
"Summerland. By Nick Parkinson."

With spring around the corner, we want to help you get ready to hit the trail with the Olympia Branch's new Day Hiking Course! Are you new to hiking, or haven't been out in a while? Do you wonder about gear, clothing, or backpack weight? Want to get better acquainted with our local area? This course is for you! 

During this two evening course, experienced hike and backpack leaders will cover tips and tricks learned over years of outdoor recreation and allow you a glimpse into their backpacks.  This  information-packed course will provide you with the resources and tools you need for a lifetime of safe, successful, and rewarding days on our amazing trails.

Register Today 

Course Details

  • Evening seminars: Mar 30 & Apr 6, 6-9pm
  • Location: The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW Olympia
  • $40 members, $60 non-members
  • This course is suitable for adults and accompanied youth ages 8 and above 

Information Offered 

  • Choosing a hike that is compatible with your fitness and skill level
  • Tips for preparing for a successful, fun, and safe hike
  • Cost and weight-conscious gear lists 
  • Layering information 
  • Leave No Trace practices 
  • Trail etiquette
  •  Navigating common trail hazards
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Parking passes 



Hiking the Summerland Trail. Photo by Nick Parkinson.