Backpacking Podcasts 2020


Each year we listen to a ton of different Podcast’s to inspire us and to just laugh a little. We put together a list of the Best Backpacking Podcast’s of 2020. Whether it’s learning from different outdoor enthusiast’s or other backpackers, we definitely feel these are the best. Our criteria was: Entertaining – Knowledgeable – Currently hitting the trail – Educational.


Trust The Trail Podcast has been around for 4 years and has over 150 episodes. Trusted by Companies like Swiss Army and Teton Sports, they have a large array of backpacking topics. Hosted by Scott Janz and Ariane Petrucci this couple is entertaining, informative and honest about how backpacking can be as rewarding as the hard work you are willing to put into it. They actually go backpacking all the time, and invite their listeners to go with them

From backpacking to road trips and skiing, The Dirtbag Diaries covers it all. They have been around since 2007, this outdoor podcast is backed by Patagonia and has over 10 years of inspirational stories about outdoor dreamers, athletes, and wanderers. Fitz Cahall, narrates these stories and inspires us all to achieve our deepest bucket list desires.

This podcast is for and about women who are inspired by time spent outside. Gale Straub, founder of She Explores is a pro at bringing together multiple voices on her podcast and it has become a growing resource for creative outdoors women. From big names in the community to everyday explorers across the world, She Explores features more than 200 women’s stories, photographs, and artwork.

Ryan Jordon host’s the Backpacking Light Podcast. Ryan has been the forefront author and lightweight backpacker long before lightweight backpacking was even thought of. His gear reviews are some of the best in the industry. There is no one in the backpacking industry more knowledge about lightweight gear then Ryan and his team.

What’s it like to hike and live in the backcountry for 5 months? Host and thru-hiker Kyle O’Grady, who has completed every last step of the Appalachian Trail, interviews other thru-hikers, peak-baggers, and backpackers who are almost as crazy as him. Is life while thru-hiking really as glamorous as the social media stars make it out to be? Is pooping in the woods really that big of a deal? Find out these answers and more on Trail Tales.


Cascade Hiker Podcast: Inspiring you to get out on the trail..This podcast has a good mixture of straight talk and interviews. Over 180 episodes and still going strong. This is a must in your playlist of Outdoor Podcast’s.

G.O. Get Outside: The Podcast is a radio-style interview show for people who want to spend more time outdoors. Each episode of G.O. delves into the outdoor lifestyle of some everyday person who probably has more in common with you than you think. Whether you are BASE jumping off a flying unicorn or hiking around your neighborhood in between diaper changes, you have a place here.

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In 2003 I completed a Thru-Hike on the Appalachian Trail. Since then I have over 12,000 miles underfoot and 20 years of backpacking, and camping experience. Certifications include WFA, WFR, LNT Trainer, and belong to AORE. Have been guiding backpacking trips for over 10 years. The outdoors has taught me one thing. Trusting the Trail! really does provide everything a person needs.

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