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Here are 15 Best Backpacking Forums you should follow in 2024

1. Reddit » Backpacking

Reddit » Backpacking Discover new places with this subreddit, entirely dedicated to wilderness backpacking and traveling. Share pictures, have fun, and engage with an active community.
reddit.com
Members 4M Facebook Followers 1.9MTwitter Followers 1.1MInstagram Followers 840.5K Frequency 14 posts / day Since Dec 2008 View Recent Threads

2. Backpacking Light Forum

Backpacking Light Forum Backpacking Light provides information and education about hiking and backpacking. Find helpful and intelligent conversations about lightweight backpacking techniques, gear, and philosophy from the most passionate backpackers in the world, and enjoy the backcountry with safety, comfort, and confidence.
backpackinglight.com
Facebook Followers 27.7KTwitter Followers 21.9K Frequency 30 posts / day View Recent Threads

3. Backpackers Basecamp

Backpackers Basecamp Searching for a partner to share the trip with? Guide you in a new area? If you want a team up, introduce yourself to this community and join any hiking group. Also, tell everyone about your last trip, camp cooking, & trail snacks share trip reports, pictures & videos, and discuss environmental issues.
bpbasecamp.freeforums.net
Frequency 9 posts / week View Recent Threads

4. Trek-Lite

Trek-Lite Trek-Lite is a lightweight backpacking community. This is for discussing gears, packs, accessories, shelters, sleeping bags & quilts, sleep mats, clothing, footwear, and more.
trek-lite.com
Frequency 1 post / day View Recent Threads

5. Reddit » Wilderness Backpacking

Reddit » Wilderness Backpacking A subreddit dedicated to backpacking in the wild places on earth and you share pics,videos, get advice, information, and more related to backpacking.
reddit.com
Facebook Followers 1.7MTwitter Followers 1.1M Frequency 3 posts / day View Recent Threads

6. Bush Craft USA » Backpacking

Bush Craft USA » Backpacking Bush Craft USA is a place for exchanging information on Backpacking, outings, trips, expeditions, paddling, transportation, and more. This particular section is for discussing barefoot backpacking, gear recommendations, accessories, and more related to backpacking.
bushcraftusa.com
Frequency 5 posts / month View Recent Threads

7. AlpineZone » Northeast Hiking and Backpacking Forum

AlpineZone » Northeast Hiking and Backpacking Forum AlpineZone is the Northeast's largest online community of skiers! Discuss hiking and backpacking in New England and the Northeast. This section of the forum is for exchanging information on hiking and backpacking in New England and the Northeast.
forums.alpinezone.com
Twitter Followers 1.7KInstagram Followers 11.5K Frequency 1 post / week View Recent Threads

8. Bushwalk Australia » Ultralight Backpacking

Bushwalk Australia » Ultralight Backpacking Bushwalk Australia is for getting information for bushwalkers. In this category, discuss about ultralight backpacking. Ultralight walkers carefully consider gear based on the environment they are entering, the weather forecast, their own skill, other people in the group. Discuss about gears, accessories, and seek help & advice for the same.
bushwalk.com
Frequency 7 posts / quarter View Recent Threads

9. Rock Slide » Backpacks

Rock Slide » Backpacks Rock Slide is your one-stop-shop for information on backcountry hunting. This section of the forum is for discussing the AKEK review, initial Impressions, Kifaru E&E Kydex Sheet, Barney's Sports Chalet, and thoughts on best pack for a 4-5 day hunt, and more.
rokslide.com
Twitter Followers 1.4KInstagram Followers 38.8K Frequency 1 post / day View Recent Threads

10. Backcountry Post » Backpacking

Backcountry Post » Backpacking An online community all about backpacking, hiking, canyoneering, photography, and more. Talk about your Backpacking experience, accessories, gears, safety equipment and more in this Backpacking category.
backcountrypost.com
Facebook Followers 1.6KTwitter Followers 203Instagram Followers 1.2K Frequency 1 post / day View Recent Threads

11. TrailGroove Magazine » Backpacking & Hiking

TrailGroove Magazine » Backpacking & Hiking Your online publication for the backpacking, hiking, & wilderness experience. This section offers space to exchange information on skills, and techniques, ask questions, & discuss all things backpacking and hiking-related.
trailgroove.com
Twitter Followers 6.7KInstagram Followers 1.1K Frequency 3 posts / year View Recent Threads

12. High Sierra Topix » Backpacking

High Sierra Topix » Backpacking If you've been searching for the best source of information and stimulating discussion related to Spring/Summer/Fall backpacking, hiking, and camping in the Sierra Nevada, look no further!
highsierratopix.com
Facebook Followers 1.4KTwitter Followers 756Instagram Followers 223 Frequency 10 posts / day View Recent Threads

13. Yosemite Forum » Yosemite Hiking & Backpacking

Yosemite Forum » Yosemite Hiking & Backpacking A category for talking about Hiking and Backpacking. Get trip reports, expert advice, backpacking how-tos, answers to all permit related questions, and the best locations to hike in Yosemite National Park here.
yosemite.ca.us
Frequency 10 posts / week View Recent Threads

14. Backpacking Bananas » Solo Travel

Backpacking Bananas » Solo Travel Explore the forum for all things backpacking - discuss topics, share your dilemmas, find recommendations and connect with other members. Talk about Solo Travel and its adventures in this category.
backpackingbananas.com
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  1. Backpacking Forum A forum for discussing and finding lightweight backpacking and hiking gear along with discussing backcountry hiking, trips reports, plans, and more.