From California to the Carolinas, and from West Texas to the Tetons, we lead hiking trips and cycling tours through America's most awe-inspiring wild places. Here are 30 of our most exhilarating and unique adventures in the states—you can probably even road-trip to some of them!
Camp in style at America's most treasured parks
Warm showers, roomy tents and restaurant-quality meals are just the beginning of the comforts you'll enjoy on an REI Signature Camping trip. You'll also get fresh coffee delivered to your tent each morning and have refreshments awaiting your return to camp each evening.
Let us handle the details that make it tricky to trek through America's protected wildlands. We'll secure the permits, plan your packing list, and coordinate any gear drops needed along the way. We also hire local guides who know these regions better than anyone—all you have to do is show up!
Experience true solitude on these remote, rejuvenating roads less traveled. Marvel at unending stars in Big Bend, a certified Dark Sky Park. Get a taste of the thru-hiker life on a peaceful, quiet stretch of the PCT. Backpack a canyon that limits how many hikers can enter each day—it'll feel like we have the whole place to ourselves.
Camp, kayak and backpack among the storied Rockies, the largest mountain range in North America. Float the winding Snake River through the majestic Tetons. Hike less-traveled Yellowstone trails and try to spot bald eagles, moose, wolves and more.
A birding and whale-watching paradise, tour the San Juan Islands by bike, e-bike or kayak. Hike the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—where spotted owls hoot us to sleep at an REI Signature Camp.
Majestic monoliths. Soaring redwoods. Thunderous waterfalls. Yosemite's grand beauty has captivated outdoor enthusiasts for generations. Hone your backpacking skills among the Sierra's jagged peaks. Summit Half Dome and camp on its shoulder. Visit a humbling grove of giant sequoias and swim in cool alpine lakes.
Escape the snow, do some off-season cycling, or simply bask in the magnificence of America's most picturesque desert landscapes. Soaring cacti, elusive wildlife and the biggest bowl of stars you'll ever see await your arrival.
Across the globe, these parks have reputations that precede them. Zion, Bryce, Arches and the Grand Canyon are household names for one simple reason: They live up to the hype. We'd love to introduce you to them.
From the Appalachian Trail to Charleston's barrier islands, these adventures are a quick road trip away from most East Coast cities. Hop in the car today and you could be kayaking with dolphins tomorrow. Not a bad way to spend the weekend!
Ride the alien landscapes of Death Valley, the smooth roads and stunning vistas of the Sonoran Desert, or the lush islands of the Pacific Northwest. With a support van, cozy accommodations and amazing meals, you can kick back and just enjoy the ride.