Group Size: 4
Duration: 3 - 6 Hours
Price: $65 - $95 /per person
Join us in a beautiful location while learning key skills for day hiking in the Pacific Northwest. You will learn about trip planning, predicting trail conditions, gear preparation, risk evaluation, and so much more. Our goal is to to make you a safe, independent, and confident hiker.
No Previous Experience Required - Able to Walk 4-6 Miles Over Varied Terrain
"I feel like I can plan and go on my own hikes now! I know what to look for and what to expect. Thanks!" - Guided Day Hike
Why Join Us
This adventure is designed for those just getting started exploring the great outdoors. Learn and practice the skills to select, prepare for, and safely enjoy your own independent day hikes. Our objectives include connecting you to hiking information sources, reviewing the use of maps, predicting and planning for current conditions, maintaining efficient pacing, and effective clothing layer management.
A guided day hike with the Cascade Mountain Adventure Team will allow you to put your skills into practice in a supportive environment. Join us to learn how to safely, confidently, and joyfully enjoy a day on the trail no matter the weather*. (*it is the Northwest)
The all important 'Ten Essentials' will be reviewed and group emergency gear provided for this hike. This is a supportive beginner experience, welcoming of all, led at an easy recreational pace.
Supportive Expert Instruction
Small Group Size
Beginner Minded Pace
Safety Gear & Wilderness First Aid Qualified Leader
Emergency Communication Options
You will meet at the trailhead, get to know your group, and prepare to hit the trail. Your leader will review the plan for the day, a map of the area, expected destination(s), trail conditions, and the essentials of hiking preparedness.
While on trail, your leader will review the 'Ten Essentials, layer management, self care considerations, risk assessment, and Leave No Trace wilderness ethics principles. Your hike will be led at an easy recreational pace, with breaks along the way, and plenty of opportunities for pictures. Do not worry if you are a 'slow' hiker - this hike is for you!
Half Day Sessions
Expect to enjoy approximately 4 hours outdoors. Your group will spend an estimated 1 - 2 hours on trail, with plenty of breaks along the way, to reach your destination. Plan for 30 minutes to eat lunch and enjoy your destination once the group arrives. You will then spend another 1 - 2 hours on trail, with short educational stops en-route, before returning to the Trailhead. You will then debrief your day on the trail and review recommended next steps.
Full Day Sessions
Expect to enjoy approximately 6 hours outdoors. Your group will spend approximately 2 hours on trail, with plenty of breaks along the way, to reach your destination. Plan for an hour eating lunch and enjoying your destination once the group arrives. You will then spend another 1 - 2 hours on trail, with short educational stops en-route, before returning to the Trailhead. You will then debrief your day on the trail and review recommended next steps.
Spend the day with Cascade Mountain Adventures learning how to become a safe, happy, and confident hiker. Let's explore!
$65 - $95 /per Participant