Pacific Crest Trail Backpacking Experience - AdventureTripr

United States

Pacific Crest Trail Backpacking Experience

duration: 4 days

difficulty: Moderate

group size: 6

experience: Beginner


If you've always wanted to cover some serious distance, trekking over multiple days but did not know where to start, this would be the perfect trip for you where you learn various skills from planning to packing to meals, from expert guides.  

The trip is designed to give you the skills and confidence to plan and execute long or short backpacking trips on your own in future. On this trek you will cover 32 miles of the PCT in 4 days and 3 nights.  

Skills covered include:  

1. Using a map and guidebook to plan logistics, daily distance, etc.  

2. Finding and setting up camp  

3. Acquiring and purifying water  

4. Cooking meals and the use of different types of stoves  

5. Basic trail first aid  

6. Using a compass  

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Trip host

Cody S

Cody has 6 years of Backpacking, Climbing, Mountaineering and Skiing in the Pacific North West, South West and parts of Europe. His education and certifications include: Mazamas ICS, Wilderness First Responder, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AIARE Level 2, BA Sociology from the PSU.


Day 1: Meet at the guide office and start your trek

On the first day you will meet your guide at the guide's office in Oregon, near Portland and review what and how to pack, as well as prep some homemade backpacking meals. Afterwards, you'll travel to the trailhead to begin your hike near Mt. Hood at Little Crater Lake and head south into the mountains. You'll cover between 8-12 miles each day, which will be decided through group consensus and pace.  

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On day 1, for 4 days

You will be camping along the trail.  



All meals
Admission fees
Guide fees
Local guide


Alcoholic beverages
Travel insurance
Personal gear
Luggage transfers
Airport transfer
International flights
Domestic flights
Some meals

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance, if you are booking an international trip.

We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.

Cancellation Policy

* You will receive a full refund minus $100 cancellation fee. For our full cancellation policy, see our Terms & Conditions


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