Hiking Timberline Country

Thinking about joining Timberline on an adventure hiking tour? Here’s what you need to know.

All of our hiking tours are inn-to-inn, so overnights are at magnificent national park lodges or inns that are distinct to the area. The benefit of day hiking is that guests can carry light packs with just the day’s supplies: extra clothes, food and water.

When we’re lucky enough to overnight at a backcountry lodge, such as Phantom Ranch in the Grand Canyon, Havasupai Lodge in Supai Village and Shadow Lake Lodge in Banff National Park, guests need to carry a bit more; their personal items and clothing needed for a single night’s stay.

Our daily distances range from 4 to 16 miles, and occasionally we have an alternate activity day with no hiking.  The hallmark of our hiking adventures is to not shy away from challenging terrain like hills and high altitudes, but we do offer tours for a range of abilities.  Our moderate tours average 6-7 miles per day.  Our energetic tours average 8-10 miles.  Our challenging tours include at least one day of high mileage and strenuous terrain, with awe-inspiring scenery to match.

We encourage guests to hike at their own pace with no concern for keeping up with others. We keep the mood leisurely and low key, after all, it’s a vacation!

Two Timberline leaders hike with each group. There’s typically a guide up front and a guide in back. They’re there to keep everyone on track, to provide assistance, and to share their knowledge about the local geology, flora and fauna.

Each of our hikes has been chosen to provide a never-to-be- forgotten experience in an area of extraordinary natural beauty.

 Won’t you join us?

Our List of Hiking Trips


The Adirondack Mountains, New York
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Fall
Acadia National Park, Maine


Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park: El Capitan
Death Valley National Park Hiking and Yoga Tour

Great Lakes

Isle Royale National Park
Lake Superior Hiking Trail


Kauai: Waimea Canyon & The NaPali Coast
Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
Glacier Bay National Park & Sitka, Alaska
Hawaii: The Big Island

Pacific Northwest

Crater Lake National Park and Oregon Caves
Olympic National Park - Spring
Columbia River Gorge - I
Columbia River Gorge - II
Mount Rainier National Park
Olympic National Park - Fall
North Cascades National Park

Rocky Mountains

Yellowstone National Park Snowshoe
Beartooth Mountains Hiking
Weekend Hiking Getaway - Rocky Mountain II
Yellowstone and Grand Teton Intro Tour
Rocky Mountain National Park
Weekend Hiking Getaway - Rocky Mountain
Rocky Mountain National Park: Tundra
Yellowstone Complete Tour
Colorado Sampler Multi-Sport
Rocky Mountain National Park Snowshoe - December
Mt. Rushmore Sampler Multi-Sport
Sun Valley and Sawtooth Mountains Multi-Sport


Big Bend National Park - Fall
Great Basin National Park
Zion National Park & Grand Canyon Rim to Rim
Big Bend National Park - Spring
Bryce & Zion National Parks
Canyonlands and Arches National Parks - Spring
Canyonlands and Arches National Parks - Fall
Capitol Reef & Grand Staircase-Escalante
Chiricahua & The Sonoran Desert
Taos, Santa Fe & Great Sand Dunes National Park
Grand Canyon Rim to River to Rim

Western Canada

Banff National Park
Mt. Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, Canada