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 safety is our #1 priority.

                    ******** We have between 60 and 90 hikes a month for our members! ************

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

    Do You want to gain confidence and conquer your fears?

    Do You want to 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 2,222 Hardcore Hikers

New members must be approved by the Organizer

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, August 29, 2015 5:45 AM

    Holiday Peak - Jack of Diamonds - For Karen

    6 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, August 29, 2015 6:00 AM

    Gray Cap Peak---3 of clubs (manageable pace)

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

    !! Dual peaks:Turtle Head Jr2D, Calico Peak2C and Ike last card!!

    6 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, August 30, 2015 8:00 AM

    🏄 Hike Ike Becomes a 53er on Calico Tanks Peak (2♣), Shorts & Bikinis Theme 🏄

    30 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Monday, August 31, 2015 7:00 AM

    Mack's Peak - 8 of Spades - HCVs needed

    9 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015 1:00 PM

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

    4 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015 7:00 AM

    Sisters PLUS BLACK SISTER - Queen of Hearts - HCVs needed

    3 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Thursday, September 3, 2015 7:00 AM

    Bonanza Peak - 5 of Spades - FREE CARD CONTEST - Don't have to hike to win

    5 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, September 5, 2015 5:45 AM

    Pine Creek Peak - King of Hearts - For Karen

    9 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, September 5, 2015 7:30 AM

    Mack's North Peak 9 of Hearts

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

    Bridge Point - 10 of Diamonds - I hate this hike

    8 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, September 12, 2015 6:00 AM

    Rainbow Peak Without The Ledges - King of Clubs

    8 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015 5:45 AM

    Mt. Wilson via Cleaver Crack - Ace of Clubs - For Karen

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

    Mount Hamblin (3 of Diamonds)

    13 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015 7:00 AM

    White Rock Springs Peak-3 of Hearts : CrAzY T sHiRt HiKe

    15 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Sunday, September 20, 2015 6:30 AM

    Lee Peak (Griffith Peak - Q of Spades) via LV Ski & Snowboard Resort

    8 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Saturday, September 26, 2015 6:30 AM

    Charleston Pk (A♠)

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

    Tough Mudder - 2015

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

    Run The Strip!

    18 Hardcore Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:00 PM

    Japan Singles Vacation

    8 Hardcore Hikers attending
 
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