Women's AT Backpacking Trip: October 27-29, 2023

Enjoy one of our favorite sections of the AT on this 3 Day, 2 Night backpacking trip. The goal of this trip is to provide a supportive environment for all women to experience backpacking. Participants will learn all necessary skills to complete a backpacking trip, and will leave empowered to hit the trail again soon. It will be a total of 20 miles of backpacking over rolling terrain, with 3200' of elevation gain. This trip is a great first backpacking trip for people with some hiking experience or a regular fitness routine. It is also tons of fun for people with backpacking experience to share their love of the trail with others. This is a great way to test out your trail legs and make new friends in the process!

Trip Cost: $680 per person. Price includes gear for the trip, all on-trail food, lodging the night before the trip, transportation between the meet-up location and the trailhead, and any necessary backcountry permits and fees. Price does not include personal items (clothing, medication, etc) or gratuity for your guide.


  • Friday You will start on Max Patch (4629'), descend to Lemon Gap (3550'), and climb to Walnut Mountain Shelter (4293') to camp for the night, approximately 7 miles
  • Saturday:  Starting from Walnut Mountain, climb Bluff Mountain (4686') then descend over rolling terrain to camp at Deer Park Mountain Shelter (2339'), approximately 10 miles
  • Sunday From the shelter at Deer Park Mountain, you will hike down into Hot Springs (1326'), approximately 3 miles
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