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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.

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Welcome, Indy Backpackers!

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  • 4 days ago · 9:00 PM

    Red River Gorge

    4 Backpackers | 1 Photo

    Not sure on details of the trip yet.  Open to suggestions so comment where you would like to go.  Have done majority of the trails so may try and go on a few that I have... Learn more

  • February 17 · 5:00 PM

    Backpacking in East Fork State Park

    6 Backpackers | 9 Photos

    3rd Annual East Fork Weekend Hike- Basically the same as last year. Details to follow. You can find out specifics of last year's hike by viewing past Meet Ups. This is a... Learn more

  • February 10 · 7:00 PM

    Frozen Feet 2017!!!!!!!

    2 Backpackers

    We will camp at Koomer Ridge Campground Friday night. That's where the event GPS is set. Plan to depart semi early to hit a trail for a 3-5 mile hike and camp on a ridge... Learn more

  • January 20 · 9:00 AM

    Winter Car Camping at Ron's

    14 Backpackers | 37 Photos

    I want to invite everyone over to my place for a winter camp out.  This will be relaxed car camping event that will also be combine with Hammock Forums Winter Hang. ... Learn more

  • Dec 27, 2016 · 12:00 PM

    Post Christmas Overnighter

    2 Backpackers

    A quick overnighter after the holiday on a different trail (at least for me).  The trail is about 6 miles long so we will split it roughly evenly over each day.  We will... Learn more

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