We are a recreational social hiking group that meets a couple times a week in the East Bay Park and Open Space Trail system.
There are no membership fees or charges to join or attend any of our hikes. But, occasionally some parking fees or a planned social event may incur additional costs.
MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE :
Typically the hikes we organize are to be considered Moderate Difficulty. New members to our group and first time hikers with us will most benefit by carefully reading a description of the specific trail or event planned to decide if that hike is appropriate for his/her own capability . Please exercisegood judgment and hike within your means. Typical hikes range from 3 - 4 hours and 5 - 8 miles and occasionally we'll do more challenging hikes if there's enough interest.
Our focus for the organizers is to complete a trail loop and finish in a prescribed amount of time. With that in mind, We hike at a medium pace (average speed is set by the pace of the group as a entire group effort , speed of approx. 2 1/2 - 3 mph is consistent for the hikes we do on a regular basis ). We will wait for slower hikers at convenient resting points. Look for our calendar of events to find hikes that are Rated easier for those members who would enjoy a little more relaxed atmosphere. We're even a dog friendly group, bring your dog if you have one .
The Leadership group serve primarily to get the group together. We do our best to give accurate descriptions of the hikes we post, however there are many factors that are out of our control and conditions can change. It is recommended that you research the locations and are aware of the conditions, before coming with us.
Our mission is to become one of your favorite choices for outdoor hiking Meetup groups in the East Bay Area. Whether you're new to recreational hiking or a seasoned pro, our hope is that you will join us and share our passion for the tree lined hiking trails, the great outdoors, exhilarating exercise, and the chance to make some cool friends along the way.