So you'd like to go hiking or backpacking, but are stuck on the idea of taking a hiking vacation, instead of trudging endlessly through the woods, unsure of where you might end up for the night? Hiking vacations are an ideal way for those who don't feel they have enough experience to backpack alone, or who simply enjoy the comfort of a warm hearty dinner and soft bed after a long day of hiking. Your hiking trip can evolve from a "lost in the woods" approach into a vacation, and all it takes is a bit of planning.
USA Hiking Vacations
Browse the list below for hiking vacation ideas. These are vacation packages, offered by organizations and companies throughout the US, and are not affiliated with this site. Many hiking trips include amenities such as meals, lodging, shuttles, equipment, maps, and more. Please be sure to call the businesses to get up to date and thorough information when planning your hike.
Boundary Country Trekking Hiking Vacations - Explore the northwoods of Minnesota! Hike the Superior Hiking Trail (one of America's finest long distance trails) by day, and enjoy the luxuries of North Shore lodging by night. Vacation packages range from 3 - 7 nights, or customize your own trip.
Discovery Treks Hiking Vacations - Who hasn't dreamed of hiking through the awe inspiring canyons of the Southwest? Hike through the Grand Canyon, the Dark Canyon of Utah, or to the breathtaking waterfalls of Havasu Canyon. Various 3 to 5 day vacation packages are available, with equipment and meals included.
Glacier Wilderness Guides Hiking Vacations - The exclusive backpacking guide of Glacier National Park, MT. If the idea of hiking into the wild, mountains rising up before you, and grizzlies watching from the shadows, excites and well, downright scares you, a hiking vacation is right for you. Explore the backcountry with an experienced guide, and put your mind at ease. Many hiking packages to choose from - hike hut to hut, or camp out with the wildlife.
Vermont Inn to Inn Hiking Vacations - Explore the beauty of Vermont by immersing yourself in the countryside. A hiking vacation by Adventure Guides of Vermont can be arranged for a few days, or more than two weeks. Costs include meals, lodging, car shuttles, taxes, and gratuities.
Wild Horizons Expeditions Hiking Vacations - Hike Yellowstone National Park by day and enjoy delicious dinners, hot showers, and cozy lodging at night. Hiking and backpacking vacations are also available at the Grand Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, and more.
Canadian Hiking Vacations
Yamnuska Hiking Adventures - Backpacking, hiking and trekking tours in the National Parks of the Canadian Rockies make wonderful active vacations. Yamnuska mountain tours and vacations take place in Western Canada near Banff, Kootenay, Jasper and Lake Louise.
You can also enjoy a self guided hike between timeshare resorts all over the world or a day hike from your own resort when you buy or rent a timeshare suite. Plan ahead and bring the gear you need, or, you can ask the concierge for advice on the best tours, routes, and guides.