Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail Resources and Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail Resources

PLANNING YOUR BIKING OR HIKING TRIP

All trips are opportunities for adventure, relaxation and enjoyment. If you plan well, you can ensure you that you and your family or friends can enjoy a hassle-free trip with only the good kind of surprises. With this in mind, included below is a checklist for planning your outdoor travel adventure.

PART 1 - CHOOSING THE WHERE, WHEN AND HOW

Step 1) Choose the destination that you would like to travel to
Step 2) Choose when you want to go
Step 3) Plan a loose itinerary
Step 4) Decide how many will be included in your travel adventure
Step 5) Research and identify options and identify any assistance you will need

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PART 2 - FIGURING OUT THE LOGISTICS
Step 6) Research travel costs and options
Step 7) Decide on a budget
Step 8) Confirm the trip participants
Step 9) Confirm the destination(s) and dates for your trip

PART 3 - SETTING UP YOUR TRIP
Step 10) Make reservations for transportation and accommodations
Step 11) Get any needed documents in order (passports, medical/insurance info, required waivers, etc.)
Step 12) Review any relevant cancellation policies, travel restrictions, regulations, etc.
Step 13) Consider whether you might benefit from travel insurance

PART 4 - GETTING READY TO GO
Step 14) Gather all the things you will need to take along for the trip
Step 15) Check local weather forecasts for travel and at your destination(s)
Step 16) Pack light. Supplies and luggage can be very cumbersome. Only pack the necessities.
Step 17) Notify others that you will be traveling and leave a copy of your itinerary & important travel documents)
Step 18) Confirm and update travel plans and arrangements as needed Ready. Set. Go have fun, explore and enjoy your travel adventure!

DAY HIKING CHECKLIST

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LAUREL HIGHLANDS HIKING TRAIL RECREATIONAL GUIDE

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LHHT SHELTER RESERVATIONS

*Please Note: An overnight camping fee is required for shelters and reservations are required to be made by the hiking party by calling (724) 455-3744 or online at www.visitPAparks.com.

GAP CAMPING GUIDE

*Please Note: An overnight camping fee is required at most camp sites. Click here for more information.

Payment, Cancellation & Refund Policies
Payment Policy
  • Payment is due in full at the time of booking your reservation.
  • Your reservation is only guaranteed after payment in full has been received.
Cancellation and Refunds
  • Maple Leaf Outfitters requires at least 72 hours notification for cancellation of any trip.
  • Maple Leaf Outfitters will try to accommodate any changes to reservations made prior to 72 hours based on availability.
  • Trips go rain or shine*.
* Maple Leaf Outfitters wants our customers to have an enjoyable and safe outdoor experience. Although trips do proceed rain or shine, we will not charge for cancellations or changes that are necessary due to extreme or serious weather conditions.