Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee

Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee

Learn about Tacoma Branch's Hiking & Backpacking Committee.

The Tacoma Branch Hiking and Backpacking Program welcomes novice and experienced hikers and backpackers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities who want to enjoy a sense of community and shared adventure. Our outings are led by skilled and experienced Mountaineers whose goals are the safety and enjoyment of the whole team. Through small seminars (offered in Spring and Summer), we provide personalized coaching and instruction for beginners. For more experienced participants, the Branch offers challenging opportunities to develop skills in Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness Navigation, and Outdoor Leadership. 

We encourage a strong conservation ethic and we incorporate Leave No Trace practices in all our outings. Additionally, we occasionally sponsor educational sessions on relevant wilderness related topics. 

Hikes are led all year long. Our April Backpack Course is open for registration.  Also check for Car Camps under "Events".

Consider becoming a hike leader!

For information about becoming a hike leader through the Tacoma Mountaineers, please review the Hike Leader Requirements. Questions? Please contact your Committee Chair!