Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Overnight Backpacking Trip

  • Participants

    Age 14 and up

  • Fitness level: 2

    Easy Active

Let us help you with your first backpacking experience. Join our guides on an overnight trip to a nearby scenic camp at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. In this beautiful Westchester County park with rolling terrain and breathtaking forests, our instructors will 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, camp cooking techniques, water treatment and Leave No Trace etiquette. This trip includes all of the necessary backpacking gear including backpack, tent, sleeping bag, pad, stove, all cookware, trekking poles, and water filters. Plan to hike somewhere between 3-5 miles over moderate terrain. Come away from this trip ready to confidently head out into the woods on an overnight of your own.

Gear provided by REI

  • Backpacking Stove
  • Sleeping Pad - Closed cell foam or self inflatable.
  • Three Season Sleeping Bag - A bag rated 15 degrees plus.
  • Dinner - Food supplied for dinner
  • Group First Aid Kit - Our guides carry a comprehensive first aid kit, but you are welcome to bring any personal first aid-items that you prefer.
  • Breakfast
  • Mug
  • Plate/Bowl
  • Utensils
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Three Season Backpacking Tent
  • Backpack - Internal frame 45-65 liter pack.
  • Trekking Poles

3 sessions available