For people interested in hiking, backpacking, and camping in Western New York. Hikes include both established trails and bushwhacking through state and county forest, and Allegany State Park.

We will explore places few people in western New York ever go. We have both slow exploratory hikes and faster exercise hikes.

Family friendly hikes focused on enjoying the outdoors, although some hikes might not be appropriate for children because of the length or difficulty.

All hikes, unless specifically noted otherwise, are appropriate for both beginners and experienced hikers. No special skills are required.  No special equipment is required.  Beginners will learn what equipment they should obtain as they go along.

However, there is an article under the Discussion tab about readily available items one should bring on all hikes.  Bring what you can on your first hike.  The experienced hikers in the group will be happy to offer advice about equipment you should consider obtaining if you continue with hiking and backpacking.

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Recent Meetups

  • January 17 · 11:00 AM

    Snowshoe Erie County Forest/Take a Hike

    3 Members | 5.00

    Saturday looks like a good day to be outdoors. Approximate 4 mile shoe through the forest, moderate pace. Most likely Scarbuck Trail. Meet @ the warming hut. Limit 8, no dogs
  • January 17 · 7:00 AM

    Take a Hike!!

    2 Members

    Every member of the Buffalo Hiking Club is encouraged to organize and lead a hike. You can use any past hike or one of the December 31, 2015 hikes as a model, or create... Learn more
  • November 9, 2014 · 10:00 AM

    Hike the Osgood Trail with Short Bushwhack - Allegany State Park

    6 Members

    The Osgood trail is a an official Allegany State Park trail. It is only 2.5 miles long but it is a steady climb of 600 feet over the first 1.25 miles, then a steady... Learn more
  • November 2, 2014 · 10:00 AM

    Franklin Gulf Park

    5 Members

    Franklin Gulf Park, once known as Larkin Woods, is on the border between the towns of Eden and North Collins. It is an Erie County Conservation Park, most of the land of... Learn more
  • October 25, 2014 · 10:00 AM

    Eastwood Meadow Trail -Allegany State Park

    3 Members

    This 4 mile hike is on the official Allegany State Park Eastwood Meadow Trail. Meet at the parking area across from the trail head sign on ASP 1 that is between the... Learn more
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