Take a Hike with O.A.R.S.
We’ve always focused on hiking as one of the core elements of many of our O.A.R.S. adventure trips, where we sometimes visit incredible hiking destinations that are only accessible from the river. Until recently, however, we rarely offered hiking trips specifically designed for our active travelers who more regularly hike, run, bike and lead a more active lifestyle.
O.A.R.S. now offers a series of active hiking adventures that all include in-depth exploration with our friendly, knowledgeable guides combined with all the creature comforts and delicious meals you’d expect on an O.A.R.S. rafting adventure. From trekking to Machu Picchu in Peru to a raft-supported hiking trip on the 39.5-mile Rogue River Trail in Oregon, all of our hiking trips access pristine wilderness and feature the very best a region has to offer, custom designed to meet the needs of our travelers.
So join us on one of our unique hiking tours this year and we’ll show you the unforgettable nature of an active O.A.R.S. vacation.
O.A.R.S. Hiking Adventures
Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Hiker:
5 Days, July & August
This is the ultimate Grand Canyon hiking adventure! Panoramic vistas and geologic wonders abound throughout this epic hike from the North Rim to the South Rim. Two nights at the legendary Phantom Ranch offer time to relax and enjoy the heart of the Canyon.
Grand Canyon Rim to River Hiker:
4 Days, April through October
Explore Walnut Canyon; and Wupatki and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monuments before hiking down the South Kaibab Trail for a comfortable night at Phantom Ranch. Hike the Bright Angel Trail back up to the South Rim.
Yosemite National Park & Tuolumne River Hiker:
6 Days, May, June & August
Raft the Champagne whitewater of the Tuolumne River: then hit the hills for 3 days of hiking in Yosemite National Park on this one-of-a kind active California adventure.
Crater Lake & Rogue River Trail:
7 Days, May & June
Spend a day and night in Crater Lake National Park exploring the clear blue waters of the deepest lake in the US. Hike the 39.5-mile Rogue River Trail along the Wild & Scenic Rogue River with all the comforts of a rafting trip. Enjoy beautiful beach camps, abundant wildflowers, historic sites and the luxury of having the rafts carry all your gear.
Middle Fork of the Salmon Hiker Special:
6 Days, June & September
Intrepid travelers have the unique opportunity to experience the Middle Fork of the Salmon River as most hikers could only dream, with the expert support of our experienced guide staff. On most days we spend a few hours in the rafts traversing the Middle Fork’s incomparable whitewater, but a layover provides us with more than one full-day hike to some rarely visited gems of the Frank Church Wilderness Area.
Colorado and Green River Hiker Special:
14 Days, September
Raft 170 miles down the Colorado and Green rivers and enjoy endless hiking in Canyonlands National Park along with beautiful beach camps, waterfalls, side creeks, geologic oddities, historic sites and delicious riverside meals.
Mystical Peru Lodge Trek:
7 Days, May, June & August
Join us on an all new, one-of-a-kind lodge-to-lodge trekking trip on a seldom-traveled Inca trail that traverses the high Andes from Salkantay to Machu Picchu. This is a trip that defines the possibilities of Peru.