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. 

75 trips match your search for "Backpacking"
NameTrip #DatesSpaces
Women Backpacking the Wonders of the Grand Canyon, Arizona16420AMar 27–Apr 2, 2016Waiting List
Traversing the Jewels of the Grand Canyon, Arizona16028AMar 28–Apr 3, 2016Waiting List
Desert Hiking and Wildflowers in Joshua Tree National Park, California16025AMar 29–Apr 3, 2016Waiting List
Kanab Creek Wilderness: Expansive Esplanade Terraces Fractured by Canyons, Grand Canyon Area, Arizona16026AApr 2–9, 20161
Mystery of the Rainbow, Navajo Nation, Arizona and Utah16027AApr 9–16, 2016Waiting List
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Navajo Nation, Arizona and Utah16029AApr 16–23, 20162
National Outings Training Trip - Desert Backpacking16999AApr 20–24, 2016Waiting List
Sacred Navajo Mountain Rainbow Trail, Arizona16030AApr 24–30, 2016Be First on Waiting List!
Galiuro Mountains and Redfield Canyon Wilderness: The Place Time Forgot, Arizona16032AMay 1–7, 2016Be First on Waiting List!
Backpacking Paria Canyon: A Week of Visual Surprises, Arizona and Utah16031AMay 1–7, 2016Waiting List
Backpacking Paria Canyon: A Week of Visual Surprises, Arizona and Utah16031BMay 10–16, 20165
Redrock Canyons of Escalante, Utah16033AMay 14–20, 2016Waiting List
Backpacking the Brooks Range at the Moment of Spring, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska16006AJun 5–15, 2016Waiting List
Beginner Backpack by the Sea, Point Reyes National Seashore, California16110AJun 12–18, 2016Waiting List
Coastal Plain to Arctic Peaks Wildlife Safari, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska16008AJun 13–24, 2016Be First on Waiting List!
Golden Trout Gambol, California16111AJun 18–25, 2016More than 5
Tastes and Tales of the Appalachian Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee16100AJun 19–25, 2016Waiting List
Bob Marshall Wilderness Backpacking and the Chinese Wall, Montana16155AJul 3–9, 2016Waiting List
Royce Lakes and Humphreys Basin, John Muir Wilderness, California16112AJul 3–9, 2016More than 5
Journey Around Post Peak to Lake 10005, Ansel Adams Wilderness, California16113AJul 4–9, 2016More than 5
Exploring Beartooth Glaciers, Montana16156BJul 14–20, 20165
Stehekin Valley Backpacking, Washington16145AJul 15–22, 20165
Southern Yosemite Wilderness Medley, California16115AJul 17–24, 20165
Alpine Lakes in the Emigrant Wilderness, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California16114AJul 17–25, 2016Be First on Waiting List!
Evolution Valley Ascension, Kings Canyon National Park and John Muir Wilderness, California16116AJul 20–28, 20165
Wandering in Bear Lakes Basin, John Muir Wilderness, California16117AJul 23–Aug 1, 2016More than 5
Exploring Beartooth Glaciers, Montana16156AJul 24–30, 20161
Alpine Adventure in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, California16118AJul 24–30, 20161
Highlights of Southeastern Yosemite: Waterfalls, Peaks, and Domes, California16119AJul 24–31, 20165
Tramping Around Mineral King, Sequoia National Park, California16121AJul 25–31, 20161
Journey Through Evolution, South Lake to North Lake, Kings Canyon National Park, California16122AJul 29–Aug 6, 20164
Across the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado16157AJul 31–Aug 5, 20164
Women's Backpack in the Emigrant Wilderness, California16123AJul 31–Aug 7, 2016Be First on Waiting List!
Wilderness Backpacking in Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory16012AAug 2–9, 20162
Hiking High: Mammoth Crest to the Silver Divide, John Muir Wilderness, California16124AAug 5–9, 2016More than 5
Peaks and Passes in Yosemite and the Clark Range, California16125AAug 6–14, 2016More than 5
Southern Colorado Sampler, Weminuche Wilderness and Great Sand Dunes National Monument16158AAug 6–14, 20164
Women's Backpacking in the Sierra Alps: Yosemite National Park and Hoover Wilderness, California16126AAug 6–14, 2016More than 5
Wandering the Goat Rocks Wilderness, Washington16146AAug 7–13, 2016Be First on Waiting List!
Swimming the Silver Divide, John Muir Wilderness, California16127AAug 11–15, 2016More than 5
Treasures of Blackcap Basin and the White Divide, Kings Canyon National Park, California16128AAug 11–20, 20162
20s and 30s Whitney Summit, Inyo National Forest, California16129AAug 13–20, 2016Waiting List
Lake Hopping in the Wind River Range, Wyoming16160AAug 13–20, 2016More than 5
Adventure High in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains16159AAug 13–20, 2016Waiting List
Truckin' Through the Tablelands, Sequoia National Park, California16130AAug 14–21, 20164
Milestone Basin, Sequoia and Kings Canyon Parks, California16131AAug 18–27, 2016More than 5
Yosemite High-Country Backpacking on the Pacific Crest Trail, California16132AAug 19–27, 2016More than 5
Kings-Kaweah High Wire, Sequoia National Park, California16133AAug 20–27, 20165
Alpine Glory in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains16161AAug 20–27, 20162
Spider Meadow-Buck Creek Pass Loop, Glacier Peak Wilderness, Washington16148AAug 20–27, 2016More than 5
Trekking On- and Off-Trail in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, California16134AAug 20–27, 20163
Backpacking the Eagle Cap Wilderness: The Eagle Creek Loop, Oregon16147AAug 20–27, 2016More than 5
Pioneer Basin and Mono Recesses, John Muir Wilderness, California16135AAug 21–28, 20164
Ramble the Ambler, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska16016AAug 22–Sep 2, 2016Waiting List
Gardiner Basin High Country, John Muir Wilderness, California16136AAug 27–Sep 5, 20162
Mt. Humphreys Magic and Inspiration, John Muir Wilderness, California16137AAug 28–Sep 3, 2016Be First on Waiting List!
Sawtooth Sashay, Idaho16162AAug 28–Sep 3, 2016Waiting List
Treasures of Yosemite's Northern Backcountry, California16120AAug 28–Sep 2, 2016More than 5
Hopkins Basin and the Mono High Country, John Muir Wilderness, California16138ASep 2–6, 2016More than 5
Backpack Sampler in Olympic National Park, Washington16149ASep 3–11, 2016Waiting List
Beginner Backpack in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan16105ASep 5–9, 2016Waiting List
Isolated Island Wilderness: Backpacking Isle Royale National Park, Michigan16106ASep 5–11, 2016Waiting List
Wonderland Trail Loop, Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington16150ASep 6–16, 2016Waiting List
Mt. Hood to the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon16151ASep 10–17, 20162
Beginner's Coastal Ramble at Point Reyes National Seashore, California16139ASep 11–16, 20163
Fantastic Four-Pass Loop, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado16163ASep 11–17, 2016More than 5
Historic North Bass Trail and Shinumo Amphitheater, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona16165ASep 17–24, 20165
Scenic Northwoods Backpacking on the Superior Hiking Trail, Minnesota16107ASep 18–24, 2016More than 5
Secrets of Kanab Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona16166ASep 23–30, 20165
Forbidden Heart of the Rainbow, Navajo Nation, Arizona and Utah16167ASep 25–Oct 1, 2016More than 5
Tanner-Escalante-Grandview Route, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona16168AOct 2–8, 20163
Tanner-Beamer- Escalante: Historic Trails and Routes, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona16169AOct 8–15, 2016More than 5
Jewels of the Grand Canyon, Arizona16170AOct 16–22, 20161
Autumn Colors in the Ozarks by Foot and Paddle, Arkansas16108AOct 23–29, 20161
Autumn Colors and Star-Filled Nights in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona16171ANov 13–19, 2016Waiting List

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