Backpacking

Escape your over-civilized lifestyle and adventure into the wild with one of Sierra Club's backpacking trips! With minimal supplies, you and your fellow trip mates will go on backpacking adventures where you will get to see scenic slot canyons, remote lakes, and craggy Sierra peaks. You’ll depart with a feeling of achievement and some great memories.

Our backpacking trips, adventures, and vacations vary from beginner level to expert level. If you’ve never gone on a backpacking trip before, we suggest you start with one of our beginner backpacking trips. Our beginner-level  backpacking trips are specifically created to prepare you with essential backpacking skills in a supportive, relaxed environment. See our backpack ratings for difficulty levels. 

68 trips match your search for "Backpacking"
NameTrip #DatesSpaces
Women Backpacking the Wonders of the Grand Canyon, Arizona15405AMar 30–Apr 4, 20151
Mystery of the Rainbow, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona and Utah15035AApr 4–11, 20154
Grand Staircase-Escalante Llama Hike, Utah15080AApr 5–11, 2015Be First on Waiting List!
Royal Arch and Elves Chasm Loop, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona15036AApr 11–18, 20152
Jewels of the Grand Canyon, Arizona15037AApr 12–18, 2015Waiting List
Grand Staircase-Escalante Llama Hike, Utah15080BApr 14–20, 2015More than 5
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona and Utah15039AApr 18–25, 2015Waiting List
Kanab Creek Wilderness: Expansive Esplanade Terraces Fractured by Canyons, Grand Canyon Area, Arizona15038AApr 18–25, 2015Waiting List
Thunder, Wonder, and Awe, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona15040AApr 26–May 2, 2015Be First on Waiting List!
Beginners Coastal Backpack, Point Reyes National Seashore, California15140AMay 10–15, 2015More than 5
Redrock Canyons of Escalante, Utah15041AMay 16–22, 2015Waiting List
Southern Sierra on the Pacific Crest Trail, California15141AMay 30–Jun 6, 2015More than 5
Women on Top of the World: Backpacking the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska15006AJun 7–15, 2015Waiting List
Backpacking the Brooks Range at the Moment of Spring, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska15007AJun 8–23, 2015Waiting List
Backdoor to Yosemite's Lake 10,005, California15143AJun 29–Jul 4, 2015More than 5
Treasures of Southern Yosemite and the Ritter Range, California15142AJun 30–Jul 4, 2015More than 5
Trek Across the Generation Gap, Yosemite National Park, California15144AJul 2–6, 2015More than 5
Waterfalls, Peaks and Domes, Yosemite National Park, California15145AJul 11–18, 2015More than 5
Best of the High Sierra Camps, Yosemite National Park, California15147AJul 15–22, 2015More than 5
Introduction to Backpacking in the High Sierra, Tahoe National Forest, California15148AJul 18–24, 2015More than 5
Sawtooth Sashay, Idaho15121AJul 18–24, 2015More than 5
Beginners Backpack to the Lakes of the Emigrant Wilderness, California15149AJul 19–26, 2015More than 5
Lakes, Meadows, and Vistas of Northern Yosemite, California15150AJul 19–23, 2015More than 5
Backpacking the Catskill Mountains, New York15100AJul 19–26, 2015More than 5
Wilderness Backpacking in Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory15014AJul 21–27, 2015More than 5
Ghost Towns and Glaciers: Backpacking Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska15013AJul 23–Aug 1, 2015More than 5
Stehekin Valley Backpacking, Washington15110AJul 24–31, 2015More than 5
Northern Yosemite's Lakes, Canyons, and Passes, California15151AJul 25–Aug 1, 2015More than 5
Rae Lakes and the Kings Canyon High Country, California15152AJul 25–Aug 1, 2015More than 5
Emigrant Wilderness: The High Sierra's Best Kept Secret, California15170AJul 26–Aug 3, 2015More than 5
Trekking Tumble Creek, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska15016AJul 29–Aug 10, 20153
Southeastern Yosemite's Hidden Headwaters, California15153AJul 30–Aug 8, 2015Be First on Waiting List!
Wind Rivers East Fork Escapade, Wyoming15122AAug 1–8, 2015More than 5
Peaks, Passes, and Panoramas in Yosemite and the Ansel Adams Wilderness, California15156AAug 1–8, 2015More than 5
Journey Through Evolution, North Lake to South Lake, Kings Canyon National Park, California15154AAug 1–9, 2015More than 5
Continental Divide Through the Wind River Range, Wyoming15126AAug 2–9, 2015More than 5
A Cross-Country Adventure Along the LeConte Divide, Kings Canyon National Park, California15155AAug 2–10, 2015More than 5
Backpacking in the Breathtaking Beartooths, Montana15123AAug 2–8, 2015More than 5
Hiking High: Humphreys Basin and Upper French Canyon, California15157AAug 6–11, 2015More than 5
Bear Grass in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana15124AAug 7–15, 2015More than 5
Lakes and Peaks Along the John Muir Trail: Yosemite and Ansel Adams Wilderness, California15158AAug 8–15, 2015More than 5
Adventure High in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains15125AAug 8–15, 2015More than 5
Pioneer Basin and Mono Recesses, John Muir Wilderness, California15159AAug 8–15, 2015More than 5
Wandering the Goat Rocks Wilderness, Washington15112AAug 9–14, 2015More than 5
Hiking High: Mammoth Crest to the Silver Divide, John Muir Wilderness, California15160AAug 14–18, 2015More than 5
Ionian Blue Epic, Kings Canyon National Park, California15162AAug 15–22, 2015More than 5
High Lakes of Yosemite National Park, California15161AAug 15–23, 2015More than 5
Olympic National Park Traverse, Washington15116AAug 16–22, 2015More than 5
Tableland Tramp: Hiking Among the High Lakes of Sequoia National Park, California15163AAug 20–24, 2015More than 5
Lake Basin High Country, Kings Canyon National Park, California15164AAug 21–29, 2015More than 5
Gems of the Silver Divide, John Muir Wilderness, California15165AAug 22–30, 20155
Backpacking the Eagle Cap Wilderness: The Eagle Creek Loop, Oregon15113AAug 22–29, 2015More than 5
Western Brooks Range Ramble, Noatak National Preserve, Alaska15019AAug 24–Sep 4, 2015More than 5
Gardiner Basin High Country, John Muir Wilderness, California15166AAug 29–Sep 7, 20155
Mt. Humphreys Magic and Inspiration, John Muir Wilderness, California15167AAug 30–Sep 5, 20155
Stepping off the Trail: Beginner Cross-Country Backpacking in the Emigrant Wilderness, California15168AAug 30–Sep 6, 2015More than 5
Wonderland Trail Loop, Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington15114ASep 1–11, 2015Waiting List
In the Shadow of Mount Olympus: Backpacking Olympic National Park, Washington15115ASep 6–13, 2015More than 5
Hot Springs and Waterfalls Llama Hike, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming15303ASep 7–12, 2015Be First on Waiting List!
Isolated Island Wilderness: Backpacking Isle Royale National Park, Michigan15105ASep 7–13, 2015More than 5
Fantastic Four Pass Loop, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado15120ASep 13–19, 2015More than 5
Beginners Coastal Ramble Through Point Reyes National Seashore, California15169ASep 13–18, 2015More than 5
Forbidden Heart of the Rainbow, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona and Utah15130ASep 20–26, 2015More than 5
Gitche Gumee Gambol: Backpacking Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan15106ASep 28–Oct 2, 2015More than 5
Secrets of Kanab Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona15131AOct 3–10, 2015More than 5
Royal Arch and Elves Chasm Loop, Grand Canyon National Park15132AOct 10–17, 2015More than 5
Jewels of the Grand Canyon, Arizona15133AOct 25–31, 2015More than 5
Women Backpacking in the Grand Canyon, Arizona15134AOct 31–Nov 7, 2015More than 5

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