At Treetops, hiking trips are available for all interests and abilities. While some hikes are demanding and rugged, many of our trips are about something other than sheer endurance. Some incorporate a special twist:
- an English tea party on top of Balanced Rocks with cucumber sandwiches and scones
- a climb up Mt. Van Hoevenberg with a hike down the Olympic bobsled run
- a breakfast hike to the top of Owl’s Head to forage for wild blueberries then cook blueberry pancakes over a camp stove.
We have many shorter climbs for beginning hikers, as well as trips that combine hiking with another activity like drawing, playing music, or studying nature. When they are ready, beginning hikers may advance to more rigorous hikes.
Intermediate and advanced hikers enjoy an abundance of rugged, challenging climbs. At this level, hikes range from one to five days and require campers to push themselves on multiple levels, applying their wilderness skills to real-life experience. Campers may also choose to work toward becoming a Treetops Guide by demonstrating a mastery of skills in backpacking, rock climbing, or canoeing.