Indy Backpacker's has some of the best guides and leaders in the Midwest and Near South. Our club serves as a forum for them to find some of the best backpacking adventures and for our members to attend.
Take a Hike! We're about people who like to throw on a pack, grab some friends, hit the trails and make some new memories. Whether your a pro or a rookie sign-up and get involved.
Indy Backpackers is free to join and stay as long as you like. We do have annual dues of $6. Any trip for which you RSVP during your 1st 30 days of membership is free. After your 1st 30 days your annual dues are required for you to RSVP.
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We love to have fun on our trips! But..Indy Backpacker's trips and forums are moderated and not open to foolishness, stupidity or a lack of respect for others and their thoughts and opinions. Please be respectful of other members and the wilderness areas where we backpack.
Join our guides and leaders! We are always looking for trip leaders to host trips. Please let an organizer know that you are interested.
Have a question or comment about our group, gear or backpacking in general? Post it in our discussion forum or on our Facebook page.
See you on the trail!
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October 14 · 10:00 AM
Land Between the Lakes Backpacking Trip
Lets go backpack the north south trail in the land between the lakes. We will start backpacking at the North visitor center and travel to the Golden Pond visitor center.... Learn more
October 8 · 12:00 PM
Long Backpacking Trip in the Smoky Mountains (Experienced Only) Updated
Note You Must have Experience and be prepared for various weather conditions to go on this trip. There also will be a cost of $20 per person for permits. Trying to get... Learn more
September 30 · 8:30 PM
This will be an easy beginners trip. We will be base camping and hiking about 5.5 miles on Saturday. We can meet at the Shell gas station or at Bison Way parking lot... Learn more
September 15 · 7:00 PM
Going to do 120 miles in Pictured Rocks and on Grand Island. We will be doing 20 miles per day so make sure you're ready for that kind of mileage before signing up.
We... Learn more
September 10 · 9:00 AM
A week on Isle Royale
Let's go explore Isle Royale for a week. This is a island located in the northern part of Lake Superior and only accessible by boat or seaplane. We will arrive on the... Learn more