Pika Outdoor Pursuits came together as a result of like-minded outdoors types who believe that as our lands continue to be leveraged for their beauty and their positive contribution to our well-being, our accountability to their preservation grows ever more essential. As a symbol of their core values to protect the wild places they travel, they took their name from the American Pika, a hearty, alpine-dwelling cousin of the rabbit that embodies the essence of the outdoor community’s scrappy endurance. Pika believes that we all share our wilderness and it’s our responsibility to lend a hand in maintaining it.
Pika offers Day Hikes, Backpacking, and Basecamp Adventures, including set dates for group packages or you can inquire about private reservations.
Basecamp trips with Pika Odysseys are all about taking out the hassles of DIY-adventure vacations. They handle the gear, the food, and the fun. You just bring shoes that look good when dirty.
They leverage the beautiful, national park-worthy surroundings of Lake Tahoe and the Northern Sierra Nevada. Their trips entail an array of custom adventures beyond what they plan for you. If you let them know your goals for the trip, they’ll make it happen, from sunset paddleboarding to scaling the walls on Donner Summit. Pika is your adventure concierge. If you’re not sure what you want to do, they have more than enough recommendations, advice, and wilderness leadership experience.
Their basecamps are an opportunity for friends and families to experience the outdoors, learn about the wilderness, and together enjoy the wonders of nature. Our basecamps activities are customized to meet the requirements of the group.
Pika backpacking trips in the Truckee-Tahoe region will amaze you. With national park scenery, diverse trails, alpine lakes, and incredible camping destinations, they offer the Sierra Nevada at its natural, uncrowded best.
The Truckee region of the northern Sierra Nevada offers a tremendous range of incredible hiking options. You’ll never know you’re not in a national park. From bears and bobcats to historic trails and settler history, there’s so much to learn, see, and do when you take a hike with Pika Outdoor Pursuits. Let Pika be your guide to a truly adventurous summer and fall.
All of Pika’s day hikes are rooted in experiential learning. Their objective is not to just lead in the backcountry, but to help you be part of the guiding experience and develop the skills required to confidently explore the outdoors, experience the lifelong physical and mental benefits of an active outdoor lifestyle, and become a proper steward of the land. Day hikes are great for families and team-building.