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Hiking for Beginners

Sunday, June 27th | 1:00pm-2:30pm | Hiking for Beginners


Take advantage of the beautiful parks and outdoor areas near Rochester. Learn the basics of hiking clothing, footwear, "10 essentials," safety and more. Try out the gear the instructor uses while hiking and discuss inexpensive clothing/gear options to get you outside fast. Training will be followed by a two-mile hike at Ellison Park.

This class is appropriate for ages 18+.

This walking tour will meet at Spruce Shelter in Ellison Park. Please follow this link for directions. 

If you would like to request a sign language interpreter, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).

About the teacher:
Being outdoors brings out the best in Pat Barczys - and it always has. From the time he was very young, it’s been the same: if it’s outside, you can count him in and count on him being interested and invested. The only thing that makes Pat happier than being outside is sharing his passion for the outdoors with others. Pat started helping his friends and family plan adventures tailored to their interests and experience levels and it was so rewarding he wanted to keep doing it and make it his life’s work.

For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.