Founded in 1968, Greenville Natural History Association (GNHA) is a non-profit volunteer-run hiking club which welcomes newcomers to join us on the trails. You will enjoy the best that nature can "serve up" as the trails will take you through land protected by our state parks, nature preserves, DNR, Naturaland Trust, Upstate Forever and other organizations. We specialize in hikes that challenge all skill levels and fullfills the various interests of our hikers. Our membership includes families, married couples and singles of all ages. We are a "leave no trace" group that teaches conservation and respect for our forests, mountains, and wet lands.
Our club has approximately 400 members. We have decided to use this on-line platform as a means to bring our hiking activities to the attention of the Meetup world.
Please view our "Calendar" to see a detailed description of the hikes that are currently scheduled. Click on the "Pages" tab for a complete explanation of our club procedures and "Hike Rating System." This is a guide to help you determine which hikes might be suitable for you. First time hikers are encouraged to call the hike leader.
We welcome you to join GNHA Hiking Club as a temporary “Guest Hiker” - without charge for a two month trial. Annual Dues are $5.00 per household. Please refer to the PAGES section for dues payment information or go to greenvillehiking.com for paying online with Paypal/Credit Cards.
Our club plans and publishes Saturday and Sunday hikes year around. Our club offers Wednesday hikes too! These hikes are not published. Rather, the Hike Coordinators develop these hikes only days in advance. To learn more about Wednesday hiking opportunities and how to get on the distribution list, please contact Lance Renault or Jerry Miller.
Hiking in Upstate SC and Western NC
7h ago · 10:00 AM
DUPONT: BURNT MTN, LITTLE RIVER, CEDAR ROCK LOOP
Starting at Corn Mill Shoals Access, we will ascend Burnt Mtn, including a short lollipop side trip on Nook Trail. We'll proceed along Little River Trail and follow a... Learn more
8h ago · 8:30 AM
CHATTOOGA RIVER - EAST FORK
START TIME: 8:30 AM at University Square, form car pool.
We'll descend the East Fork Trail from the fish hatchery to the Chattooga River, then follow the Chattooga Trail... Learn more
6 days ago · 1:30 PM
DuPont - Hickory Mountain Loop
From Guion Farm, hike starts on Hickory Mtn. Rd to the Hickory Mtn. Loop trail. We will return by Ridgeline, Hooker Creek, and White Pine trails to Buck Forest Rd.
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6 days ago · 10:00 AM
Panthertown Valley - Ladyslippers
Starting from the west entrance, we will observe in bloom – Flame Azaleas, Rhodos, Trilliums, and of course pink Ladyslippers. We will visit Granny Burrell Falls and go... Learn more
May 23 · 8:30 AM
We will hike the rerouted trail into the gorge to view the narrows from the new observation platform. We’ll have lunch at a campsite by the Eastatoe Creek. Beautiful... Learn more