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Women's Appalachian Trail Guided Backpacking Trip- Hot Springs, NC : 6 Days / 5 Nights (2024)

Women's Appalachian Trail Guided Backpacking Trip- Hot Springs, NC : 6 Days / 5 Nights (2024)

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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.

This guided backpacking trip was created for women, by women! Explore the outdoors and enjoy backpacking within a safe, supportive environment surrounded by adventure-driven women like yourself. This 6 day / 5 night guided backpacking trip covers approximately 50 miles on the Appalachian Trail, near Hot Springs, North Carolina, just a 45 minute drive from Asheville.  This is an intermediate hike with daily mileage ranging from 6-12 miles per day with several challenging uphill climbs. Explore the beautiful rolling hills, wide-open mountain views, and winding woodland trails of the Appalachian Mountains, one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world.  On this trip, you’ll get to enjoy the gorgeous 360 degree views from the grassy, wildflower covered summit of Max Patch and a beautiful sunrise hike at the Rich Mountain fire tower! Trip includes expert advice from an experienced backpacking guide, shuttle service to and from meetup points and trailheads, 1 night stay in a rustic hiker hostel, and video orientation before the trip to discuss women specific backpacking topics.  Gear rental is available for an additional fee upon request.

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

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