Upcoming Trips



Please Note:

*Friendly note:  Backpacking 101 - Classroom Orientation (free) is highly recommended prior to any 1st-time backpacking trip (see "Upcoming Trips" for orientation schedule, which will be posted soon). This separate orientation provides hands-on instruction to familiarize you with gear, clothing and lists prior to hitting the trail.  Learn key essentials such as how to pack a backpack, use a water filter and stove, set up a tent, run through your gear list, and more. If you live outside of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area, we can discuss alternatives to the Classroom Orientation.

We will also have a final backpack and gear-list shakedown the afternoon prior to 1st-Time Backpacking Trips run by Backpack The Trails LLC.  

Backpack The Trails LLC staff will also be in contact with you to share a gear list and to clarify which personal items you will need to bring with you.

For further details, please see our Policies.

Registration for On-Trail Trips is not complete until we have had the opportunity to speak with you via telephone about the demands of the trail.

Some of our trips are designed for more experienced backpackers. This is clearly noted in the trip description.

To sign up for one of the more advanced trips, you must have completed a 1st-Time Backpacking Trip or be able to demonstrate basic backpacking experience.