Training For Your Trip
Get ready for your trip by being physically fit enough to have the time of your life.
When it comes to training, our mantra at Wildland Trekking is “the more physically prepared you are, the more fun you’ll have.” Training for your Wildland trip is about more than safety; it’s about enjoyment. Without training, many people may be able to complete the trip but by being in the best shape possible for your adventure you’ll maximize the fun.
We have two general training recommendation pages, which apply to most destinations. These two pages focus on hiking (10-20 pound backpacks on llama/porter treks and inn-based, basecamp and day hike tours) and backpacking (25-45 pound backpacks on backpacking trips). We also have specific training pages dedicated to the Grand Canyon – one page for hiking and one page for backpacking – because the Canyon is uniquely challenging.
As always, feel free to call us at 800-715-HIKE (4453) 7 days a week with any questions!
Training for Hiking (General)
Training recommendations for llama/porter treks and inn-based, basecamp and day hike tours in all destinations but Grand Canyon.
Training for Backpacking (General)
Tips for getting prepared for a backpacking trip at all of our destinations except Grand Canyon. Backpack weights range from 25 to 45 pounds.
Training for Hiking (Grand Canyon)
Training recommendations for stock-supported, inn-based, basecamp and day hike tours in the Grand Canyon.
Training for Backpacking (Grand Canyon)
Tips for getting prepared for a backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon. Backpack weights range from 25 to 45 pounds.