#1 Hiking & Backpacking group in Southern California.
A charitable nonprofit serving our community.

"Nature-empowering our community!"

Welcome Hikers & Backpackers,

From SUKI REED OC Hiking Club president & OC Register columnist.

Join "hikeminded" people on beginning to advanced walks, hikes, and outdoor adventures with over 100 family style hikes per month. Come reconnect with nature; explore Southern CA and more; hike coastal hills, forests, lakes, rivers, streams, waterfalls, deserts and bag a peak.

100 outdoor events each month! Choose beginning to advanced walks, hikes, trips and backpacking adventures, year round. Local and out of town, come explore the beautiful area we live in with hiking and backpacking trips to the San Bernardino Mountains, Cleveland National Forest, San Gabriel Mountains, Yosemite, Catalina, Sierras, Arizona, Utah and more.

View Annual Report here:

OC Hiking Club thanks our Sponsors:

  • Thrivent Financial
  • OC Parks
  • OC Register
  • REI
  • Disney VoluntEARS
  • And you!

Kids in Need of Nature Program
Taking at-risk youth out on the trail. This program receives high praises from local agencies and organizations.

Trail Guardians Program
Join our trail stewardship program to protect and preserve our wildlands and trails.

How to join

  1. JOIN & VIEW calendar events:
  2. LOOK FOR WELCOME EMAIL sent when membership request is processed.
  3. SIGN online Annual Participant Agreement before attending 1st hike.
  4. FAQs:
  5. Main website:
  6. View our Annual Report:

How to start
See your doctor before swapping the TV remote for hiking boots. Then go pick a walk, hike, or peak bagging trip and begin your adventure.

OC Hiking Club Mission Statement
Orange County Hiking Club, a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit exists to promote physical, mental, and emotional wellness through connection with nature. In addition to outdoor recreation for members all ages, OC Hiking Club provides education, empowerment, encouragement, inspiration and healing to at-risk youth through mentorship and leadership development in the outdoors.

OC Hiking Club Equality Statement
The OC Hiking Club is an association of persons of all ages, ethnic groups, and religious affiliations who are united in a common love of nature and outdoor activities. We work to enrich the quality of life and character of our community through nature-empowerment and promote a deeper understanding of nature, health and leadership in the great outdoors.

Hike on!

Suki Reed
OC Hiking Club

"Nature-empowering our community!"

Copyright (c) 2006-2015 OC Hiking Club, All rights reserved.

The OC Hiking Club/Hike Everywhere is a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible.

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Founded Sep 26, 2006


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