Hiking the Appalachian Trail - Trip Planning


Free for REI Members

Free for non-members


  • Group size 30 people
  • Instructor REI Specialist

This class is designed to give the prospective Appalachian Trail (AT) hiker and backpacker a solid foundation for planning a trip on the trail. We'll teach you the logistics behind a hiking or backpacking trip. We'll focus on trip planning skills for: day hikes, section hikes, and thru hikers. Learn some basic resources and tips to get you started on your trip planning.


    Presented by an AT thru hiker, this session is geared towards preparing for long distance hikes, however it will contain information useful to all participants eager to spend time on the Appalachian Trail.

    Activity location

    Columbia REI

    6100 Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD 21045

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