We are the Elite Hiking Group in Las Vegas and 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 17 years! He is the creator of the 52 Peak Club.  Branch has led over 7,000 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.


Branch Whitney


We're 2,076 Hardcore Hikers

New members must be approved by the Organizer

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:00 PM

    Reel Rock 9 Film Tour

    22 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Friday, October 24, 2014 7:00 AM

    Bridge Mountain via Pine Creek (A♦) - (Semi-Exploratory, Moderate Pace)

    5 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:00 AM

    Black Velvet Peak (QC)

    13 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Monday, October 27, 2014 9:00 AM

    Magic Mountain for the Five of Clubs

    10 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:30 PM

    2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis

    32 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Friday, October 31, 2014 7:30 AM

    Halloween Hike to Eva's Tower (10 of Clubs)

    10 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Friday, October 31, 2014 7:45 AM

    Halloween Theme!!! Windy Peak 7♥ Nice and Relaxed for First card

    13 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Friday, October 31, 2014 8:30 AM

    Terrace Canyon Peak (7♣) CLASS 4 ROUTE - Strong Hikers - Halloween Hike

    6 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, November 1, 2014 7:30 AM

    Black Velvet Peak-Exploratory-Strong Hikers only-HCV's needed!

    4 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, November 1, 2014 8:00 AM

    Mescalito (9D) Northern Route

    15 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, November 2, 2014 8:30 AM

    HIKERS STOMPING OUT CANCER- 2ND ANNUAL HIKE! (cross post w/ other hiking groups)

    17 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Thursday, November 6, 2014 2:00 PM

    Full Moon hike Fortification Hill (2♠) - HVC Vehicles recommended

    10 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 5:00 PM

    Branch Whitney Hiking / Rock Scrambling Safety Event

    5 Hardcore Hikers attending
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Founded Jan 1, 2011


Branch Whitney, Jan Hettich, Kathy "KK"­ Kelbel

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    The All-in-One Guide to Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston, and Lake Mead.

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