Catskills Overnight Backpacking Trip featuring Scribner's Lodge


$349 for REI Members

$369 for non-members

Registration closed


  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Skill level 2 Intermediate
  • Group size 8 people

Beloved by locals and admired by adventurers nationwide, the Catskill Mountains offer spectacular views and pristine wilderness less than 3 hours from New York City. On this overnight trip in Catskill State Park, we'll explore the beauty of the Catskill Mountains while learning and practicing all the valuable backcountry skills necessary for backpacking. If we're lucky, we might even cross paths with a bobcat or see a black bear. Along the way, we'll share some hiking tips and offer insight into the region's history and ecosystem. The best part of this tour? We do all the planning and we'll bring all the gear and food - you just show up. On our final day, enjoy an exclusive brunch through our partners at Scribner's Lodge. We can't wait to go backpacking with you!

  • Learn how to pack a backpack for fit, balance and accessibility
  • Learn techniques of how to properly wear and hike with a backpack for ultimate comfort on the trail
  • Learn additional camp skills such as choosing a campsite, camp cooking, water treatment, sanitation, and Leave No Trace principles
  • Discover local areas where overnight backpacking is available
  • Round-trip transportation provided
  • Meals provided

What to bring with you

Meet at

Yonkers REI

One Ridge Hill Rd, Yonkers, NY 10710

Map image of The Catskills - Panther Mountain Trailhead