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Meet other people in your area interested in backpacking. Talk about locations, equipment, recipes, etc., and find people to take trips with. Experience a variety of trips planned for different levels of experience and interests. You should come along with us, if you enjoy being outdoors, want to have some adventure and enjoy meeting people and having new experiences. Backpacking in a group is an entirely different way of getting to know people!

Typical trips range from 2-3 days in all types of weather, in all seasons. There is a wide variety of terrain to be hiked in PA, NY, WV, etc. so preparation can be key to enjoying your time out and about. Individual trip organizers will choose terrain and let you know what pace they intend to keep.

If you are new to this, please ask questions.

We're 59 Backpackers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, March 10, 2017 10:00 AM

    Backpack Oil Creek's Girard Trail (2 Nights)

    4 Backpackers attending
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017 11:00 AM

    Backpack Western Loop of Allegheny Front Trail - Black Moshannon Park

    5 Backpackers attending
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:00 AM

    9 nights/10 days backpacking in the Grand Canyon

    5 Backpackers attending
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 7:00 AM

    Hike the Appalachian Trail Thru Virginia and West Virginia

    2 Backpackers attending
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:00 AM

    Biking, Hiking, and Festival-ing at "Trail Days" in Damascus, VA

    1 Backpackers attending

Your organizer's refund policy for SWPA Backpackers

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Founded Feb 20, 2009


Doug M, Don Kirkwood

This Meetup is community funded


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