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.

 

Thanks,
Branch Whitney


 

We're 2,100 Hardcore Hikers

New members must be approved by the Organizer

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, December 27, 2014 7:45 AM

    White Rock Springs Peak (3♥) – Slow to Moderate Pace – New Members Welcome

    16 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, December 28, 2014 7:30 AM

    Magic Mountain and Crabby Appleton. Moderate 3.5 out of 5

    5 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, December 28, 2014 8:00 AM

    Magic Mountain for the Five of Clubs Nice and Relaxed

    12 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, December 28, 2014 9:00 AM

    Magic Mountain

    13 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Monday, December 29, 2014 7:00 AM

    Bridge Vista - Q◆

    15 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Tuesday, December 30, 2014 7:00 AM

    Windy Peak East Face - HCV's Needed.

    8 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Thursday, January 1, 2015 8:00 AM

    White Pinnacle Peak - 4th Annual New Years Day Adventure

    12 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Thursday, January 1, 2015 8:00 AM

    Cactus Flower Tower - Strong Hikers Only (Not A Card Hike)

    7 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Thursday, January 1, 2015 9:00 AM

    Magic Mountain for the Five of Clubs

    5 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Thursday, January 1, 2015 12:00 PM

    Kraft Mountain NEW YEARS DAY PARTY

    2 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Friday, January 2, 2015 8:45 AM

    PLEASE HELP - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK

    5 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, January 3, 2015 5:45 AM

    Lost Creek Peak (8♣) with Graffiti Traverse (STRONG HIKERS only!!!)

    6 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, January 3, 2015 6:00 AM

    Mescalito Peak - Northern Rt With Fast Descent (9♦) - Exploratory (Small Group)

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

    White Pinnacle Peak (King of Diamonds) Sean's 21st Bday Hike ?? years in a row.

    7 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Monday, January 5, 2015 8:00 AM

    North Peak - 6♠ - HCV/4WD needed!

    10 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Tuesday, January 6, 2015 8:45 AM

    HIKER/52ER/53ER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY at THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK

    9 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Tuesday, January 13, 2015 8:45 AM

    HIKER/52ER/53ER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY at THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK

    7 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, January 17, 2015 6:00 AM

    Bridge Vista (Q♦) & Bridge Point (10♦)

    11 Hardcore Hikers attending
 
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