Why Wildland Trekking: Pacific Northwest Trips

1. Proven Track Record with Excellent Reviews
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With more than 9,000 people joining our tours annually, we have a proven track record of providing quality trips that exceed our guests' expectations. We are a top-rated company on multiple Trip Advisor pages, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Great Smoky Mountains. Our Yosemite page is new but has earned multiple 5-star reviews. You can read additional guest comments on our Wildland Trekking Reviews and Facebook pages.

2. A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
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We've been accredited members of the Better Business Bureau since 2009 and have an A+ rating. Click here to see our Trip Advisor pageto check out our BBB page!

3. Exceptional Certified Guides
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Our commitment is to hire and train the best guides in the industry. To ensure this we seek out career-minded guides, hire them as employees (not independent contractors), conduct periodic staff trainings, and require current medical certifications. In addition to technical competency and credentials, we also require excellent people skills. These extraordinary men and women have the ability to turn a great get-away into an unforgettable, inspiring - and sometimes truly life changing - adventure. We invite you to read more about them - including reviews for each guide - on our Meet Our Team page.

4. Fantastic Meals and Top of the Line Gear
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To provide exceptional meals we customize our menus depending on the preferences of the group, and we never use freeze-dried backpacking meals - you can expect hearty, delicious meals that will optimally fuel and inspire you during your trip! We also regularly accommodate vegetarian, vegan, kosher, non-gluten and other specialty diets.

As for gear, we provide equipment with a retail value of approximately $1,000 per guest. That's because we use only the best - Osprey and Deuter backpacks, Sierra Designs and Mountain Hardware tents, Sierra Designs sleeping bags, Therm-a-Rest sleeping pads, and MSR stoves and cookware.

5. Comprehensive Risk Management
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All of our guides are either certified Wilderness First Responders or EMTs, and each carries a field-issued first aid kit, comprehensive list of medical protocols, and a satellite phone. We require new guides to attend a comprehensive training to ensure they meet our standard of quality before putting them in the field, then we monitor their performance closely through post-trip evaluations and debriefs. Finally we have a 24-hour on-call line that our staff, guests, and family members of guests can call any time (literally) to speak with a company representative.

6. Forgiving Transfer and Refund Policy
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We understand life can be unpredictable at times, and that plans can change. Some companies require 50% or more non-refundable deposits, but we ask for only $500 deposits and have a tiered refund policy that allows you to cancel more than 60 days out with only a $100 administration fee. For last minute emergencies we offer future trip credits on a case by case basis.

7. Knowledgeable and Timely Customer Service
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We have 12 knowledgeable Adventure Consultants ready to help you find the right trip and get prepared for it. All are experienced hikers and travelers (many of them guides), so the assistance they provide is grounded in real wilderness and world experience. Also, we're open everyday so you can get answers to your questions any day of the week!

8. All-inclusive Tours
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Many tour companies don't provide sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks and other items, or they charge "gear rental" fees for use of these items - on our trips those items are fully included in the trip price. What about meals, permit fees and transportation fees? All totally included.

9. Online Gear & Apparel Store to Outfit Your Trip
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Wildland Trekking Outfitters is an online gear and apparel store specifically designed to support our guests in preparing for their trips. We invite you to take advantage of the simplicity and convenience of outfitting your trip from the comfort of your home! The inventory is very high quality and we stand by all of the products carried in the store.

10. A Lifetime of Tour Options
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Our tour offerings range from strenuous, off-trail backpacking adventures - to on-trail, moderate hiking and backpacking trips - to inn-based and basecamp hiking vacations. Our destinations range from the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California to the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, with the Desert Southwest and Rockies in between. And our Global Destinations include Peru, Ecuador, Patagonia, Nepal and Iceland. This diversity allows you to enjoy the world's inspiring landscapes in a variety of ways and at different times in your life, and we hope you'll sample them all!

11. Strong Conservation Mission
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Every time you do a hiking trip with us you're helping to conserve wild landscapes for our kids and for future generations. We donate significantly to conservation efforts worldwide. Learn more by going to Our Mission page.

12. 10% Discount Off Any Trip After Your First
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When you hike with us you'll receive a Lifetime Family Membership entitling you, your spouse and your kids to a 10% discount off any future Wildland Trekking trip.


About Us


"Exceeded all expectations! Thank you Cody for ultra-professionalism, pure fun and positive outlook and energy! We experienced every weather condition! Our fearless leader Cody was calm, cautious, prepared & organized. The food he cooked was great & also our tents&backpacks!" - Laurie C.

"My trek consisted of four solo hikers. Before the trip, I had never pitched a tent or visited backcountry of any sort, but I was up for the challenge! I followed the packet closely and set out for the trip of a lifetime! Our guide, Wes Newbury, made sure everyone was comfortable with the equipment and able to keep up. He explained the flora and fauna, along with history and conservation/preservation efforts. His dedication to preserving nature at its finest is contagious! By the end of the trip, I felt like I had accomplished a true feat - emotionally, mentally and physically. Without a doubt, I will be booking another trip with Wildland Trekking." - Crystal R.

"Wildland Trekking provided an awesome hike to haft dome. It was very well planned with outstanding views, an experienced professional guide, great equipment and plenty of delicious food. Well done!" - Kirby K.