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Backcountry Camping - Trip Plans


Possible Trip Plans

Now that you know your skill level and have considered your ideal trip plan, you are ready to plan your itinerary. The possibilities are endless, but we have put together over 100 possible trips, all of which can be traveled as they are written, or can be modified to meet your needs. While these plans tell you where to park, hike, and look for a campsite, they do not give you the level of detail that you will find in a good trail guide. You will need to purchase a topographic map anyway, so consider purchasing a guide as well.

Map and guidebook information.

Pick one link below:

Skill Level (see the skill level worksheet if you’re not sure):

Or a Specialty Trip:

Did You Know?

A lone tree stands in front of vast Shenandoah wilderness.

Over 45 National Park sites contain congressionally designated wilderness areas preserved to provide opportunities for solitude, exploration and escape from modern development. 40% of Shenandoah National Park is designated wilderness. More...