Unicoi State Park Overnight Backpacking Trip

  • Participants

    Age 14 and up

  • Fitness level : 3


There's no better way to spend a weekend than out in the woods! Join us at beautiful Unicoi State Park, located less than two hours outside the city! 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 and food. This trip is great for anyone - no prior backpacking experience required - though you'll need to feel comfortable walking up to 6 miles over uneven terrain while carrying a 35lb backpack. If you have been thinking about trying out backpacking, this is an adventure not to be missed.

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
  • Mug
  • Plate/Bowl
  • Sleeping Pad - Closed cell foam or self inflatable.
  • Three Season Backpacking Tent
  • Three Season Sleeping Bag - A bag rated 15 degrees plus.
  • Trekking Poles
  • Utensils - A good choice is the REI Campware Utensil Set
  • Water Filter

session available

  • Saturday

    Jul 17-18, 2021

    Unicoi Campground and Trading Post