Olympic National Park Overnight Backpacking

  • Participants

    Age 14 and up

  • Fitness level : 2

    Easy Active

Beloved by locals and admired by adventurers nationwide, Olympic National Park offers pristine wilderness, invigorating hiking and limitless tranquility, making it the ideal location for your first backpacking trip! Our journey will lead us through lush forest to an enchanting campsite along the North Fork of the Skokomish River. Hone your skills during your back-country stay: learn what to bring, how to manage water, what goes into an effective camp set-up, practice Leave No Trace principles, and many other tips to set you up for success on trips of your own. This course is perfect for intermediate hikers and was designed with new backpackers in mind. You should be prepared to hike 5 miles each day with 1,400 ft of elevation gain on day 1. On day 2 you'll be rewarded for your efforts with a long downhill. The best part about this trip? We do all the planning, packing, and provide all necessary backpacking gear - you just have to show up! We can't wait to get outside with you!

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
  • Mug
  • Plate/Bowl
  • Sleeping Pad - Closed cell foam or self inflatable.
  • Three Season Backpacking Tent
  • Trekking Poles
  • Utensils - A good choice is the REI Campware Utensil Set
  • Water Filter
1

session available

  • Thursday

    Jun 17-18, 2021
    11:30am–12:30pm

    North Fork Skokomish River Trailhead