Alta Trails

Alta Trails leads one and two-night backpacking trips for groups of women and girls in the mountains of western Virginia and North Carolina. When we are not hiking, our trips focus on teaching essential backpacking skills, embracing self-love and acceptance, and exploring our personal faith journeys together.

During our time in the woods, participants will learn to pitch a tent, filter water, cook over a camp stove, build a campfire, and practice Leave No Trace® principles. Each weekend-long trip centers around a theme that relates women’s empowerment, self-discovery, and spirituality. 

In order to keep these trips accessible and inclusive, the trip cost is intentionally low and all gear is provided.  Your donation will help to establish a scholarship fund so that every woman and girl has access to the outdoors.

For just $80 you could sponsor a girl for a weekend trip, all food, transportation, and gear included. All additional donations will go towards purchasing gear so that we can keep our women safe, dry, and warm on our adventures. 

Donations of new and lightly used gear are also welcome. Please contact Emma at for details. 

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  • Sierra Gore 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 10 mos
  • Sierra Gore 
    • $40 
    • 13 mos
  • Andrea Green 
    • $40 
    • 13 mos
  • T Jones 
    • $100 
    • 13 mos


Emma Wright 
Durham, NC
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