Blue Ridge Mountains Overnight Backpacking Class

  • Participants

    Age 14 and up

  • Fitness level : 3


Beloved by locals and admired by adventurers nationwide, the Blue Ridge Mountains boast pristine wilderness, iconic Appalachian backcountry, and limitless tranquility. On this overnight backpacking class, we'll explore meandering trails 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 near a cascading stream. Along the way we'll discuss the essentials of backpacking, including setting up a proper campsite, loading a pack correctly, filtering water, and camp cooking techniques. We'll also offer insight into the region's history and ecosystem. This trip is perfect for both first-time backpackers and those with previous experience. We love exploring the Blue Ridge area and we know you will too! Transportation and all necessary backpacking gear are provided, along with dinner, breakfast, hot beverages and plenty of trail snacks to fuel you on this adventure!

Gear provided by REI

  • Backpack - Internal frame 45-65 liter pack.
  • Backpacking Stove
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner - Food supplied for dinner
  • Energy Snacks
  • Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Three Season Backpacking Tent
  • Three Season Sleeping Bag - A bag rated 15 degrees plus.
  • Transportation - From REI store to and from the trailhead / class location
  • Trekking Poles

4 sessions available