We love backpacking — and we bet you will too, if you don't already.
Enjoy starlight like you’ve never seen it before. The satisfaction of cooking a delicious meal 20 miles from the nearest supermarket. Waking up to the sounds of hermit thrushes echoing among the cedars.
Backpacking is more challenging than day hiking. But the rewards are well worth the extra effort. You’ll need to pack along a little extra knowledge and gear compared to a day hike. And, find a great destination for your ability level. You'll find all of our beginner backpacking tips and favorite destinations here.
Planning Your Trip
Tips for new backpackers and those who want to refresh, from how to plan to what food and gear to pack.
On the Trail
Best practices for backpacking: making camp, filtering water, hanging food, doing your business and more.
Family Backpacking Destinations
Easy backpacking destinations that kids will love (and so will adults).