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Ackers Lake Backpacking Trip

This event is reserved for Black, Indigenous and People for Color.


Ackers Lake is a beautiful 10 mile backpacking trip which passes by over a dozen lakes. The cool lakes paired with the mild elevation gain makes this loop the chillest backpacking trip. (Get it? Chillest?!) The majority of this backpacking trip will consist of enjoying yourself by different lakes. Our backpack will take us from Blue Lake the first night on a 2 mile trek to Bear Lake the second night. Bring your hammock and just enjoy being in nature with your community. Dip your feet and go for a swim or take a hike around the lake to take in the scenic views. 


Meeting Location: Leaven Community, 5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

Prep Date: Thursday, July 25th at 6:00PM

Trip Start: Friday, July 26th at 8:00AM

Trip End: Sunday, July 28th at 3:00PM

Cost: $235, Scholarships Available


This event includes, permits, food, backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents, stoves, bowls, utensils and your certified Trip Leader!


You will need to bring personal clothing, boots, toiletries, transportation to the meeting location. Please ask us about our Gear Library, we have limited clothing & boots available to borrow.


  • Closest Airport: Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • Your Trip Leaders will be Adrian & Mercy
  • Thomas Lake Trailhead is 2 hours from Portland, Oregon
  • The total distance for this backpack is 10.1 miles
  • The total elevation gain is 860ft

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