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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If you like to hike, you've found the right place.

  • February 14 · 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
  • February 7 · 1:00 PM

    Snowshoe (rent or BYO) Reinstein Woods

    1 Member

    Dave won't be able to lead the hike in Erie County forest tomorrow so I'll post this as an alternative - a good opportunity to snowshoe, for beginners as well as the... Learn more
  • February 7 · 7:00 AM

    Take a Hike!!

    3 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
  • January 31 · 7:00 AM

    Take a Hike!!

    1 Member

    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
  • January 24 · 7:00 AM

    Take a Hike!!

    1 Member

    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
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