The Miami Group of the Sierra Club has a long history of providing backpack opportunities for people of all skill levels. We offer weekend overnights to nearby trails as well as multi-night trips.
We offer beginner trips for those who think they may be interested but lack the experience or equipment. These tend to be short (3-5 miles a day) and close to home. If someone is in need of equipment, we generally have some to lend.
For the more experienced hikers, we offer overnights and multi-night trips. These are typically further from home and longer (6-10 miles per day). Some of the trips are base camp trips, where we hike to a base camp and day hike from there.
We suggest that you be careful when choosing to participate and make sure the trip is right for you. The trips published in the Happenings and in the calendar have a difficulty rating at the end of the title. There is a number from 1-4 with 1 being the easiest and 4 the most difficult. This information along with communication with the leader should help you decide whether the trip is right for you.