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.

We offer more hikes to the peaks than all other hiking Meetup groups combined!

    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 7,500 hikers to over 100 different peaks in the Southwest.

We Hike To Peaks other Meetup Groups Don't

We have done more hikes to more peaks than all the other hiking Meetup groups combined!!! 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.

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

 

Thanks,
Branch Whitney


 

We're 2,196 Hardcore Hikers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, April 25, 2015 6:00 AM

    Oak Peak - 8♦ - Relaxed Pace

    11 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015 6:30 AM

    Oak Peak (8 of Diamonds) overflow group

    11 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015 7:00 AM

    Sisters - North & South (Queen of Hearts)

    9 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015 8:00 AM

    Ash Canyon Fitness Hike - Moderate

    15 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015 7:00 AM

    Fletcher Peak (8H) and Mack's peak (8S)

    6 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015 7:00 AM

    Oak Peak (8♦) Nice and relaxed. (semiexploratory)

    11 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015 9:00 AM

    Brian Bronder Becomes A 53er On Turtlehead Jr. Double Slot (2♦)

    22 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:00 AM

    Ice Box Peak - Moderate Jack Of Clubs

    12 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 7:00 AM

    WRH 4♥ Beth 53rd Birthday becoming a 53er! Wear your fav. sports/team outfit !

    17 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Friday, May 1, 2015 8:00 AM

    Fletcher Peak (8 of Hearts)

    15 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, May 2, 2015 7:00 AM

    2 Cards: Lost Creek (8♣) w/Graffiti Traverse, North (6♠), & Goodman (7♠)

    17 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Monday, May 4, 2015 7:00 AM

    Bonanza Peak (5S) HCV's needed.

    7 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Monday, May 4, 2015 5:30 PM

    MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU. A NEW HIKE Episode LII Windy Peak 7♥

    15 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Friday, May 8, 2015 6:00 AM

    Buckskin Gulch Road Trip (Car Camping) You Must Be Fit (21 Mile Slot Canyon)

    15 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, May 9, 2015 7:00 AM

    Burlap Buttress (6♣) Exploratory HCV's needed!

    10 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, May 10, 2015 8:00 AM

    East Peak (6♥)

    7 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, May 10, 2015 11:00 AM

    Hiking Las Vegas Potluck, Awards, & Prizes!

    37 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Friday, May 15, 2015 2:30 PM

    Cockscomb Peak (J♥)

    8 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015 7:00 AM

    McFarland Pk via North Ridge (10♥); Avoids Long Trail Approach Hike-Need HCV's

    10 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, May 23, 2015 7:00 AM

    Charleston Pk(A♠) & Lee Pk(Q♠) with Devils Thumb

    13 Hardcore Hikers attending
 
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