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Women's 8 Day Appalachian Trail Backpacking Trip

Women's 8 Day Appalachian Trail Backpacking Trip

Regular price $1,850.00 USD
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Guided trips are limited to 5 hikers per trip. If your group has 4 or more, please contact us to plan a private trip.

Note: At checkout, you will see the full cost of your trip, but you will only be charged for the non-refundable booking deposit ($150 for Beginner trips and $300 for all other trips). You will then receive an invoice in your email for the remaining balance, which is due until 1 week before your trip.

Update to Booking Policy: Beginning on March 1, 2024, all bookings must be paid in full at the time of purchase. However, at Wildwood, we want everyone to be able to enjoy the outdoors, and that means keeping our trips affordable. Payment plans will be available through Shop Pay Installments at checkout, and scholarships are available for those in need. Please contact us if you would like more information.Anyone that has booked prior to March 1, 2024, will continue with their current payment plan. Deposits will be due at the time of booking, and the remaining balance will be due 1 week before the start of the trip.

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Appalachian Trail with our 8-day women's backpacking trip, taking you along the Tennessee and North Carolina border! From Max Patch to the Roan Highlands, take in the best views the region has to offer. Plus, all the services you need for a stress-free, memorable experience: a night at a rustic hiker hostel, shuttle service to trailheads, and a guide ready to show you the way. What are you waiting for? Take the plunge and start your next adventure!

This trip is considered an intermediate level backpacking trip and is best suited for those that have some previous backpacking experience.  This route covers a total of 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail over the course of 8 days and includes several challenging, steep climbs.  We will be hiking 3-15 miles per day with up to 3,200' of elevation gain.  

Backpacking gear and meals are not included in this trip.  If you need to rent gear, you can add a gear rental package here.

Click here to learn more about the Women's 8 Day Appalachian Trail Backpacking Trip itinerary and details. 

A minimum of 2 hikers is required for this trip. If the minimum is not met, you will be contacted 2 weeks before the trip to discuss options.

Our guides work hard to provide you with excellent service, professional guidance, and a safe and memorable backpacking trip.  If you feel your guide has done an exceptional job, please consider showing your appreciation with a tip.  The industry standard for tipping backpacking guides is 15-20% the total cost of the trip. 

At Wildwood, we want everyone to be able to enjoy the outdoors. Payment plans and scholarships are available for those in need. Please email us to request more information.

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  • Cancellation Policy

    • Trip cost includes a non-refundable booking deposit ($150 for Beginner Backpacking trips and $300 for all other trips). Trips may be canceled up to 1 week before the start date for a refund, minus the deposit.  Within 1 week of the trip, a 50% refund will be offered for cancellations.  No refunds will be offered for cancellations within 48 hours of the trip start date.


    • We hike rain or shine! Backpacking is a challenging endurance sport, and it can be uncomfortable during inclement weather.  We do our best to make sure hikers are adequately prepared for adverse weather.  However, safety is our biggest priority.  In the case of severe weather that could affect the safety of our hikers, our guides have the discretion to cancel a trip.  In this case, full refunds will be offered or vouchers given to reschedule.
  • Gear Rental Package

    Need to rent gear for your backpacking trip? Check out our full Gear Rental Package that includes:

    • A comfortable backpack
    • Backpacking tent
    • Sleeping pad and sleeping bag
    • Trekking poles
    • Water filtration system
    • Cook kit

    Note: Gear is included in Beginner Backpacking trips at no additional cost

    See Gear Rental