Introduction to Hiking


Introduction to Hiking - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Introduction to Hiking aims to provide those new to hiking and/or hiking in the Pacific Northwest with the knowledge and skills necessary to hike happily, responsibly, and safely.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
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Seattle Program Center, 6:30 - 8:15 pm, Cascade A/B

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination (including booster) required)

Topics covered include: 

  • Selecting, researching, and planning a hike 
  • Essential gear 
  • Weather, trail conditions 
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Navigation
  • Nutrition/Hydration 
  • Common Hazards 


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

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