Guided Backpacking Trip on the AT
2023 tours: May 27-28, September 2-4
Experience the powerful beauty of the famous Appalachian Trail! Join us in the Spring for a guided, 2-Day, 1-Night Backpacking Trip.
Want to extend your hike? Join us in the Fall for our 3-Day 2-Night Backpacking Trip!
Begin your journey on the East Coast’s signature hiking trail — at historic Harpers Ferry.
We’ll lead you on a moderate trek, enjoying nature’s serenity. Learn the basics when it comes to campfire cooking, camping and spending time in the wilderness!
There is a mandatory pre-trip phone call to prepare for your adventure!
Terrapin Adventures Provides:
– Camping Gear: sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks, tents, cook wear, etc…
You will provide your own transportation to and from the meeting point in Harper’s Ferry.
Call us at 301-725-1313 to Book a Private Tour!
Before Your Tour
Reserve Your Spot: We Require booking ahead of time for all backpacking adventures.
Check-In: You will discuss the specific meeting point with your guides, but expect that to be in Harper’s Ferry for 9:00 AM.
Waivers: Everyone must complete a Waiver.
What to Wear/Bring
For the Hike & Trek: Change of clothes, hiking boots, rain jacket (if necessary), critical toiletry items. Extra snacks beyond the included meals. Plenty of water!
For Your Trip Home: Towel, change of clothes, extra pair of comfortable shoes/footwear, trash bag
Tip Your Guides: Finally! Your guides work very hard to ensure your enjoyment and safety while on the water. A 10-20% tip is quite standard in the recreation industry.
Inclement Weather Policy
We will not run your Backpacking Trek if we experience or expect thunder or lightning or incur extremely high winds. We may operate the trip in the rain. Unsure? Give us a call at 301-725-1313!
In the event of inclement weather — such as lightning, thunder, or high winds — we will work with you to reschedule your event.
More than 7 days before your event = no cost
7 days or less from your event = we will provide a Rain Check (good for 6 months from the originally scheduled date).
We recommend that you type “Terrapin Adventures” into Waze or Google Maps, to get to the correct parking lot.
Our numerical address takes you to the other side of the Savage Mill.