Learn to Backpack on the PCT
Learn the basics of backpacking on the mother of all through-hikes; the Pacific Crest Trail (or PCT for short)! This National Scenic Trail stretches 2,650 miles from Mexico all the way to Canada. On this trip, we'll cover a shorter but still respectable 25-30 trail miles over four days and three nights through lush temperate rainforest. Enjoy the views of Mt. Hood along the way, stop and smell the wildflowers, and soak in the lake after a long day of hiking.
A Queer-Positive Trip
Join this adventure with people who identify as LGBTQ+
Your guides will teach you everything you need to know about backpacking. No experience necessary!
Participants must be able to hike up to 12 miles a day up moderate inclines while carrying a 40lb (or heavier) pack.
What do I Need to Bring?
A full packing list will be provided after booking.
We depart from our office at 121 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060. Note, our office entrance is located below and behind the storefronts in downtown Troutdale. Turn left off the main street immediately after the "Gateway to the Gorge" arch to access the lower parking lot.
Please review our cancellation policy before booking your trip. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your trip cost.
This trip is ideal for anyone interested in trying backpacking for the first time, gaining the confidence and knowledge to plan their own adventure, or someone who just wants all the logistics handled.