Women's Hiking Crew Trips
Join Womens Hiking Crew and Wildland Trekking for an iconic wilderness adventure!
Women’s Hiking Crew and Wildland Trekking are offering a special selection of 2022 backpack and basecamp trips specifically for Women’s Hiking Crew members who have dreamed of taking a “Life List” backpack trip but would rather hike with other, like-minded adventurers.
These trips are for Women’s Hiking Crew members who would like to hike in a group and have an experienced trip leader along to help organize and lead the expedition. The participant to trip leader ratios are 6:1 or 10:2, and the trips include local transportation, permits, entrance fees, and all meals in the field. Come join Women’s Hiking Crew and Wildland Trekking for an unforgettable wilderness adventure!
*a minimum of 4 hikers required to confirm we can operate each trip.
red rock basecamp
april 15-18, 2022
Our Red Rock Basecamp tour is an opportunity to hike the best of Sedona’s wild backcountry and have an all around outdoor experience, while still enjoying front country comforts like showers, swimming pools, cold drinks and elaborate meals. On this tour let us take care of everything, so you can focus 100% on exploring and enjoying the magical high desert world around Sedona. Enjoy wonderful outdoor cuisine, comfortable camping, iconic Sedona landscapes, other-worldly rock formations, amazing history, and must-do Sedona hikes!
In the mornings we’ll embark on a mix of carefully selected day hikes that acquaint you with the unique and amazing features of Sedona’s Red Rock Country: towering buttes, cliffs and other rock formations; deep canyons and rainbows of colored sandstone; spring-fed creeks; fascinating cultural and natural history; endless views and more! In the afternoons we’ll return to our camp next to Oak Creek to relax and read a book on the beach, enjoy a dip in our campground’s swimming pool, go for walks along the creek, or drive into Sedona to visit museums, shops and art galleries. At night we’ll feast on wonderful, outdoor meals and relax around a blazing campfire.
Wildland Trekking is a permitee of the USFS, Red Rock Ranger District.
yosemite spring/fall basecamp
may 12-15, 2022
Our Spring/Fall Basecamp Tour in Yosemite Valley is a truly unique opportunity to experience the heart of Yosemite National Park in its best seasons. Lying at just 4,000 feet in elevation, “The Valley” has moderate winters, perfect shoulder seasons (spring and fall) and summers are quite hot. This trip allows our guests to enjoy the most comfortable seasons in the Park, a time that has the most impressive waterfall flows because of high mountain snowmelt (spring) and some of the most solitude one can find in the Valley!
We’ll set up a comfortable basecamp in one of Yosemite Valley’s campgrounds, and each day set out on hikes to waterfalls, amazing view points, edges of sheer cliffs, and more! Each evening we’ll return to camp for wonderful outdoor meals, campfires, and relaxation.
july 20-23, 2022
This Olympic National Park camping tour is an opportunity to hike and explore two lush, temperate rainforests and the exciting and rugged Pacific coastline of the Olympic Peninsula, while enjoying the comforts of a front-country basecamp right on the ocean. Each day brings new sights and adventures as we explore the old-growth forests, dramatic sea stacks, stunning blue-green rivers, ever-changing tide pools, and long stretches of sandy beach right at our campsite. You’ll be able to relax and let us take care of everything, so you can spend your time enjoying the sights of this unique region, photographing wild animals, searching for elusive banana slugs, identifying unique wild flowers, or simply relaxing on the beach.
Each morning we’ll set out on a variety of select day hikes to introduce you to several amazing ecosystems found in the Pacific Northwest, replete with cultural and natural history, endless views, and astounding biodiversity: glacier and snow-fed rivers and streams, towering western red cedar forests, steep sea cliffs carved by the ocean, whales, otters, bald eagles and more! In the afternoons, we’ll head back to our camp right along the Pacific Ocean to relax, enjoy a swim in the ocean, read a book on the beach, or go for a walk along the bluff. At night, we’ll enjoy a wonderful, outdoor meal as we watch the sun set over the ocean, and relax around a campfire as we recount our daily adventures.
Coyote Gulch adventure
October 7-10, 2022
This is our most popular hike in Utah and deservedly so. We give you a glimpse of what Glen Canyon was like before being flooded by Lake Powell, and as such this is a true treasure. Highlights include beautifully sculpted streambeds, intimate cascades and waterfalls, deep overhangs and alcoves, and numerous natural bridges and arches. This hike has incredible diversity, as we finish with an exciting ascent out of the canyon and across a stretch of signature Utah slickrock.
Our backpacking trip begins in St. George, Utah where we get an early start and drive to the remote trailhead. From the trailhead we’ll work our way down the Coyote Gulch drainage. For the next four days this dramatic canyon takes us through some of the most beautiful country in the United States. It culminates on Days 3 and 4 with an amazing arch, natural bridge, pictographs, waterfalls, fantastic side canyon exploration, and a memorable ascent out of the canyon. Our guests tend to fall in love with this route but we want to forewarn you, the power of this place awakens strong emotion. People often feel compelled to return again and again throughout their lifetime in search of more “good times!”
Watch a video of Wildland guests describing Coyote Gulch while on the trip!