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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Welcome to Hiking Series

Get yourself out and on the trails during the offseason by joining the Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee on a series of easy to moderate fall and winter hikes that are focused on beginners. Learn tips, tricks, and strategies from our experienced hike leaders that will help increase your confidence to get outside and enjoy yourself. Hikes will range from 4 to 6 miles in length and will be led at a slower pace that is perfect for beginning hikers. These trips will run from November 2022 through March 2023. Click the button below to see available trips and request the leader’s permission to join a trip today!

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Hiking

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 available and we require the 10 essentials on all day hikes.

The committee's Conditioning Hiking Series course begins in March and is offered every year.

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Backpacking

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 March.

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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

Consider becoming a Hike or Backpack Leader!

For information about becoming a hike or backpack 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 leader resources page:

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