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 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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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

Activities and Events

We're excited to announce the Mt. Baker Lodge Retreat, happening August 19-21, with hikes scheduled Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. RETREAT INFO > On September 15, hear all about Walking Great Britain during a virtual author event. REGISTER > We also offer quarterly events to give members time to socialize and meet new people. Check out all our upcoming events. GO TO EVENTS >

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