Introduction to Hiking Class


Free for REI Members

Free for non-members

Registration closed


  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Group size 15 people
  • Instructor CureSearch Ultimate Hike Coach

New to hiking? On this outing you'll learn about the gear and clothing that can make your hikes more comfortable and enjoyable. We'll practice some techniques to help you hike more efficiently and cover skills such as route finding and emergency preparedness. An instructor versed in photography, birding or navigation will also lend their personal knowledge to add interest to your hike.

  • Learn basic hiking skills such as route finding, emergency preparedness and personal health
  • Learn about the equipment that can make your hikes more enjoyable
  • Discover hidden trails in your backyard.

What to bring with you


Please attend the CureSearch Ultimate Hike info. session at either REI Pittsburgh (2/28) or REI Settlers Ridge (2/27) prior to this hike lead by an Ultimate Hike coach. Hikers will meet Coach Gretchen at the entrance to REI Pittsburgh and do a 2.5 mile hike/walk on the adjacent Three Rivers Heritage Trail. (REI opens doors at 9AM)

Activity location

Pittsburgh REI

412 S 27th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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