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                                                 This is the hiking group that changes people's lives!

                       Do You want to hike to the best peaks (peaks no other hiking groups offer)?

                                         Gain confidence, conquer your fears, make lots of new friends

                                                                   We are the creators of the 52 Peak Club

We are the only hiking group that averages two hikes per day since we started (Jan 2011).   

We are the most experienced, knowledgeable (authors of 5 hiking guidebooks- # 1 hiking website), and ambitious (peaks no other hiking club does)  hiking group in Las Vegas. 

                               We are selective on who can join us, because safety is our #1 priority.

                    ******** You will be able to choose from 60 and 90 hikes a month! ************

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

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.

Branch Whitney

We're 2,268 Hardcore Hikers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Sunday, May 29, 2016 6:15 AM

    West Rim - Zion National Park

    2 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, May 29, 2016 7:00 AM

    Magic Mountain (5♣)

    9 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, May 29, 2016 7:00 AM

    Rainbow Peak with Two Raps

    10 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, May 29, 2016 7:30 AM

    Hidden Peak (7 of Diamonds) - Strong Hikers ONLY

    5 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Monday, May 30, 2016 6:30 AM

    Magic Mountain - 5 of Clubs - Wear Red, White or Blue!!

    13 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016 5:30 PM

    Fitness Hike-Ash Canyon

    4 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016 7:00 AM

    Holiday Peak - Jack of Diamonds - NO BEGINNERS!

    8 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 7:00 AM

    I Like Big Burlap Buttresses And I Cannot Lie...(6C) Reschedule!

    13 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Friday, June 10, 2016 12:00 PM

    Buckskin Gulch (Southern Utah) - Car-camping trip - 1 day hike. HCV's needed

    1 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:00 AM

    West Rim - Zion National Park

    10 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Thursday, June 23, 2016 7:00 PM


    54 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Tuesday, July 5, 2016 12:00 PM

    Mt. Whitney - Mountaineer's Route (1 day) Strong Hikers!!

    6 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 7:00 PM


    13 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:00 PM


    46 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:00 PM

    Portugal with the Azores

    16 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:30 AM

    Mt. Russell in the Sierra - 14,000 foot peak

    5 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:00 PM

    South of France & Italian Riviera

    17 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 7:00 PM


    2 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Friday, January 6, 2017 7:00 PM


    1 Hardcore Hikers attending
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