Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee

Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee

The Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee welcomes novice and experienced hikers and backpackers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities who want to enjoy a sense of community and shared adventure.

Check out our calendar to see all of the committee's current and upcoming activities!

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Our hikes are led year round by skilled and experienced Mountaineers whose goals are the safety and enjoyment of the whole team.  Hikes of  all difficulties are are available and we require the  10 essentials on all day hikes. 

We provide personalized coaching and instruction for beginners at our Intro to Hiking Seminar each Spring.

This year we are excited to offer two new courses in Tacoma.  Our Conditioning Hiking Series will open for registration 2/1/2020, and Geology Rocks! will open for registration 3/1/2020.

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Enjoy overnight backpacking trips with a group of like minded travelers.  We offer single and multi-night trips as well as an Introduction to Backpacking Course beginning each April.

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Trail Emergency Preparedness

We offer an evening Trail Emergency Preparedness Seminar for those interested in brushing up on basic first aid. 

For more experienced participants, the Tacoma Branch offers challenging opportunities to develop skills in Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness Navigation, and Outdoor Leadership

Activities and Events

 We offer quarterly events to give members time to socialize and meet new people. 

Start the year off right by joining us at our 2020 Hikers and Backpackers Kick-Off Meeting where we will talk about fun activities we have in store for the year.  We would also love to receive your input and ideas at the meeting.

In August we enjoy an adventure-filled weekend at  Baker Lodge. We have multiple hikes scheduled on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Hike during the day and relax in the evening at the lodge, getting to know fellow Mountaineers.  

In the summer we offer a variety of Car Camping opportunities.  We camp overnight in a campground and hike during the day in the surrounding area.  This is a great way to camp comfortably and enjoy the company of fellow Mountaineers. 

Consider becoming a Hike Leader!

For information about becoming a hike leader through the Tacoma Mountaineers, we invite you to join us at our upcoming free New Hike/Backpack Leader Seminar:

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Learn more on our hike leader resources page:

Hike Leader Resources Page

Questions? Please contact Lisa Hayek at lisa.hayek@tacomamountaineers.org