Cloudland Canyon State Park Backpacking Class

12:00pm Eastern Time
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$250 for REI Members

$270 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Group size 10 people

Beloved by locals and admired by adventurer nationwide, Cloudland Canyon State Park offers pristine wilderness, iconic Appalachian backcountry and limitless tranquility. On this overnight backpacking class at Cloudland Canyon, we'll explore tumultuous waterfalls and scenic overlooks while keeping an eye out for the critters that call this area home. We'll spend the night at a secluded campsite deep in the heart of the park. Along the way, we'll discuss the essentials of backpacking, setting up a proper campsite, loading a pack correctly, filtering water, campstove cooking techniques and offer insight into the region's history and ecosystem. This trip is perfect for those with a bit of day hiking experience, as you'll need to feel comfortable walking on uneven terrain while carrying 35lbs for two days in a row. We love exploring this region, and are pretty sure you will too!

  • Explore the backcountry of Cloudland Canyon State Park
  • Take in the beauty of flowing waterfalls and expansive overlooks
  • Learn the basics of backpacking
  • No prior backpacking experience required

What to bring with you

Map image of Cloudland Canyon State Park

More directions and information

Please note: a $5 per vehicle charge is required to enter the park. We meet guests in front of the interpretive center next to the Pavillion. If you have any issues, please contact us: Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm @ (877) 819-3813; or Friday-Saturday-Sunday on our after-hours phone @ (877) 819-3813. Our email is monitored Monday-Friday: This event operates in Eastern Standard Time.