Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee

Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee

Learn about the Tacoma Branch's Hiking & Backpacking Committee.

The Tacoma Branch 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. 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. We also offer an annual Introduction to Backpacking Course each Spring. 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 year round.  We also have monthly gatherings, alternating meetings with social hours where we get together and talk about the outdoors with other hikers!  All are welcome.  Check out our calendar below to see our upcoming hikes and events.

Courses, Clinics, & Activities

Please view our calendar to see all of the committee's current and upcoming activities!

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Consider becoming a hike leader!

For information about becoming a hike leader through the Tacoma Mountaineers, check out the  Hike Leader Requirements on our Hike Leader Resources Page. Questions? Please contact your Committee Chair!