Arabia Mountain Overnight Backpacking Class


$250 for REI Members

$270 for non-members

Limited spots left


  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Group size 6 people

There's no better way to spend a weekend than out in the woods! Join us at Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area where we'll spend the night at secluded campsite. You won't believe you're only 20 miles from downtown Atlanta! Our guides will work with you to help you choose and use equipment, make sure your backpack fits perfectly, and demonstrate the best ways to maximize your comfort and fun. You'll also learn about campsite selection, camp cooking, water treatment and Leave No Trace etiquette. This course includes all required gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, pad, stove, all cookware, trekking poles, and water filters) and food. If you have been thinking about trying out backpacking, this is an adventure not to be missed.

  • Enjoy camping for a night under the stars
  • 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 camp site, camp cooking, water treatment, sanitation, and Leave No Trace principles

What to bring with you

Map image of Arabia Mountain Nature Center

More directions and information

Park in the gravel lot. Bathrooms and water are available on site.