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 2,211 Hardcore Hikers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:00 AM

    Calico Scramble (LBMR)

    8 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:00 AM

    Mack's North Peak - 9 of Hearts - ADVANCED ONLY

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

    White Rock Springs Peak-3 of Hearts

    10 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Thursday, August 6, 2015 5:00 PM

    Turtlehead Jr. from Sandstone Quarry (2 of Diamond)(manageable pace)

    2 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Friday, August 7, 2015 5:00 AM

    Buckskin Gulch & Water Canyon - Car-camping trip

    11 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, August 8, 2015 5:45 AM

    Lost Creek Peak (8♣) with Graffiti Traverse

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

    Lee Peak - Queen of Spades OR Cockscomb - Jack of Hearts

    15 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, August 8, 2015 7:00 AM

    Mummy Chin (KS) and Forehead (JS)

    4 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, August 9, 2015 7:00 AM

    Fletcher Peak - 8❤

    6 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, August 15, 2015 5:45 AM

    Mescalito Peak - Northern Rt With Class 5 Fast Descent (9♦)

    3 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, August 16, 2015 4:00 AM

    Mummy Head to Toe - THREE CARDS - THE SEQUEL

    5 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, August 16, 2015 7:00 AM

    Lee Peak: Reina de Espadas. Carmen's route. Slow pace

    15 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, August 16, 2015 7:30 AM

    McFARLAND PEAK 10♥ TUTU HIKE!!! Moderate Pace

    4 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, August 22, 2015 7:00 AM

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

    11 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, August 23, 2015 6:30 AM

    Mummy Mountain - Ace of Hearts - Susan 53er HAPPY BIRTHDAY THEME

    25 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015 10:00 AM

    Sierra Trip: Dragon (12,995 ft) and University Peaks (13,632 ft)

    4 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015 6:00 AM

    Mount Hamblin (3 of Diamonds)

    12 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, October 17, 2015 8:00 AM

    Tough Mudder - 2015

    20 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, November 15, 2015 3:00 PM

    Run The Strip!

    19 Hardcore Hikers attending
 
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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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