Shenandoah Overnight Backpacking

  • Participants

    Age 18 and up

  • Fitness level: 3


Are you a wilderness lover? Join our professional guide for an overnight backpack into one of the most stunning areas of Shenandoah National Park. We'll cover up to 6 miles each day (12 miles total) in the beautiful wilds of Jeremy's Run. There is a great chance we'll see wildlife as we spend our days crossing back and forth over the stream that meanders through this valley. Our streamside campsite has a lush tree canopy and is the best camping spot in the area. On day one, you'll meet your guide early at REI Fairfax to review your gear and make sure you have all you'll need, and then head out for the trailhead. On the trip we'll explain how to choose and use equipment (including how to load and carry your backpack) to maximize your comfort and fun. You'll also learn about campsite selection, navigation/route finding, camp cooking, water treatment, wildlife precautions and Leave No Trace etiquette. This trip does involve strenuous exercise with about 12 miles of hiking, 2600 feet of elevation gain and loss, and 10 stream crossings per day. Come prepared to get your feet wet on this grand adventure in Shenandoah! We provide all meals, backpacking gear, and roundtrip transportation from REI Fairfax to the trailhead.

Gear provided by REI

  • Backpack - Internal frame 45-65 liter pack.
  • Backpacking Stove
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner - Food supplied for dinner
  • Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Lunch
  • Sleeping Pad - Closed cell foam or self inflatable.
  • Three Season Backpacking Tent
  • Three Season Sleeping Bag - A bag rated 15 degrees plus.
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water Filter

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