We are the Elite Hiking Group in Las Vegas, Home to the 52 Peak Club, and Branch Whitney. We are selective on who can join us, because your safety is our #1 priority.

                                      ******** We have between 60 and 90 hikes a month! ************

    You will hike the best peaks (peaks no other hiking groups offer)

    You will learn about the mountains around Las Vegas

    You will make lots of friends


You MUST join with your first and last name. You will NOT be approved to join this group if you don't join with a first and last name.

What is the 52 Peak Club?

The 52 Peak Club is a club within this Meetup group that motivates you to hike/scramble to the best 52 peaks around Las Vegas. Each time you complete a hike to a peak, you earn a playing card. The goal is to earn all 52 playing cards. If you want to be a better hiker, join the 52 Peak Club.

Read Channel 5's coverage of the 52 Peak Club by clicking on this link. For more information and to join the 52 Peak club, click here.

Testimonials about the 52 Peak Club

Note: You do not have to be part of the 52 Peak Club to go on the hikes.

Branch Whitney is the author of Hiking Las Vegas (plus four other hiking books), the number one hiking guidebook for the Las Vegas Area for 19 years! He is the creator of the 52 Peak Club.  Branch has led over 8,000 hikers to over 100 different peaks in the Southwest.

We Hike To Peaks other Meetup Groups Don't

We have the most experienced leaders of any Meetup hiking group and schedule hikes no other hiking Meetup group offers.

We do easy (20%) moderate (35%) and advance (45%) hikes and scrambling routes around Las Vegas and the southwest. Many of the hikes are based on Branch Whitney's book and website: Hiking Las Vegas, which is the source for hiking information around Las Vegas.

Please upload a photo of yourself, so we know what you look like. You will feel more welcome and it's easier for us.

*We limit the number of hikers on all hikes. Safety is our number one priority. 

Join us today and you can be standing at a peak with us tomorrow.

Thanks,
Branch Whitney


We're 2,208 Hardcore Hikers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, July 8, 2015 5:45 AM

    Bridge Point - 10 of Diamonds

    5 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2015 7:00 AM

    Cockscomb Peak (Jack of Hearts)

    3 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2015 5:15 PM

    Ice Box Peak - Practice Hike

    11 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Thursday, July 9, 2015 6:30 AM

    Eva's Tower (10C)

    1 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, July 11, 2015 5:30 AM

    White Pinnacle Peak (K♦)

    9 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, July 11, 2015 5:45 AM

    Gunsight Notch Peak - 4 of Diamonds

    6 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, July 11, 2015 7:00 AM

    Crabby Appleton -5 ♦ Manageable pace (partial exploring)

    7 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, July 11, 2015 7:30 AM

    MUMMY'S HEAD LOOP (Nose, Forehead & Chin - pick 2 cards) (EXPLORATORY)

    11 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, July 12, 2015 5:45 AM

    Goodman Peak via The Hideout - 7 of Spades

    10 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, July 12, 2015 7:00 AM

    Macks North Peak - EXPLORATORY

    5 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, July 12, 2015 5:00 PM

    Backpacking Basics 101

    10 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Monday, July 13, 2015 2:30 AM

    Frenchman - 3 of Spades - Sunrise Hike

    11 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 5:45 AM

    Oak Creek Overlook - 4 of Clubs

    13 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Thursday, July 16, 2015 5:45 AM

    Mescalito Peak - Northern Rt With Fast Descent (9♦)

    2 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 5:45 AM

    Bridge Mountain from the back - Ace of Diamonds - Need HCVs

    7 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 7:00 AM

    Mummy's Toe Southern Route (9♠); (Exploratory)

    2 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 10:00 AM

    Cliff Jumping and Swimming at Nelson's Landing Part Duex-Weekend Edition

    6 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:00 AM

    McNotReallyThatFarland 10 of Hearts HCVs needed

    2 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 4:00 AM

    Mummy Head to Toe - THREE CARDS - semi exploratory

    6 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Friday, July 24, 2015 4:00 AM

    Charleston Peak - Lee Peak - Mummy Mountain - TWO CARDS - EXPLORATORY

    5 Hardcore Hikers attending
 
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