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 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 2,202 Hardcore Hikers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, May 23, 2015 6:00 AM

    Magic Mountain for the Five of Clubs

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

    Nice and Relaxed Indecision Peak (6 of Clubs) Semi-Exploratory

    12 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, May 23, 2015 8:00 AM

    First Creek Peak (5 of Hearts) - National Taffy Day

    13 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, May 23, 2015 8:00 AM

    Sisters(Q♥) via Mack's Canyon- Need HCV's

    12 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, May 24, 2015 7:00 AM

    Bridge Mtn via North Peak Wash (Ace of Diamonds)

    6 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, May 24, 2015 7:00 AM

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

    9 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, May 24, 2015 7:00 AM

    Eva’s Tower Not A Beginner Hike. Strong Hikers Please. For the 10 of Clubs

    11 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, May 24, 2015 7:30 AM

    Mescalito (9D) SLOW TO MODERATE PACE

    15 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, May 24, 2015 4:45 PM

    Frenchman Mountain Afternoon Mountaineers Route(3 of Spades) Quick Pace

    1 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Monday, May 25, 2015 7:00 AM

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

    9 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Monday, May 25, 2015 8:00 AM

    East Peak (6 H)

    14 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 6:00 AM

    Mescalito Peak - Fast & Semi-Exploratory

    10 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 8:00 AM

    Cockscomb Peak for the Jack of Hearts

    12 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:15 PM

    Oak Creek Overlook (4C) - Afternoon Quick Pace

    2 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 6:00 AM

    Mummy's Head To Toe - (Semi-Exploratory) - Strong Hikers Only

    13 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Friday, June 5, 2015 6:00 AM

    The Narrows @ Zion... bottom up!!! Day Trip or Camp the night b4

    9 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015 7:00 AM

    Mack's Traverse (8♠ or 9♥) - Need HCV's

    7 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015 9:00 AM

    Health Healing Happiness Expo

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

    Tough Mudder - 2015

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

    Run The Strip!

    12 Hardcore Hikers attending
 
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