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Hike Leader Classes

Next Class: September 21-22, 2019 at Blackburn Trail Center


Trail Patrol offers a hike leader class for hikers who want to learn new skills as well as to become formal hike leaders for PATC. This course will help you update your leadership skills.

Course Information

This two-day course provides essential skills for leading a safe, environmentally responsible and enjoyable hike. It includes having two co-led hikes with an experienced PATC hike leader in order to receive your certificate. We cover how to handle basic first aid, leadership development, trip planning, standard procedures, emergency procedures, gear and clothing (ten essentials), basic map reading and navigation, and Leave No Trace ethics. The training includes lectures with hands on applications and trail-based scenarios.

The course will be held September 21-22 at Blackburn Trail Center. Dinner is provided Saturday night and breakfast is provided Sunday morning. You must provide your own lunches. Blackburn Trail Center has bunks in an upstairs loft area. You must bring your own bedding.

If you have additional questions about the course content, contact our Hike Leader Training chair at bncfirme@innernet.net.

This course is open to PATC members only. Not a member? Click here to join! Or continue to registration. Non-members will be charged $90 for the class which includes one year of member dues.

Addtional Information

The course fee is $50. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 12 students.

Click here to register.