The South Bay Ramblers is a Bay Area hiking group that was formed in the South Bay with the goal of gathering people together to have fun, while getting plenty of exercise and making new friends. The South Bay Ramblers Hiking Group has been in existence since 2005 and we have been offering community hikes at least twice monthly since that time. Information about some of our past hikes and events can also be found on the South Bay Ramblers Blog.
Our hikes generally cover six to ten miles and can be fairly strenuous. Our group has many wonderful organizers who are avid hikers who post regular hikes on our schedule. We welcome and encourage all our members to help us lead hikes for the group.
Our hikes frequent the local Santa Clara County Parks, Open Space Preserves and Santa Cruz Mountains. Occasionally, we organize other fun outings such as kayaking, day trips to places like Pinnacles, Ano Nuevo State Park, Redwood Zip Lines and many other local attractions.
We have a mandatory $12 membership dues to cut down on non-participation and to assist us in the cost of running our meet-up site, paying for essentials at our picnic and other events and the time and effort involved in running an active group. If you would like to lead at least one hike a year, or help in planning hikes/events, your membership dues can be waived. RSVPs open two weeks prior to the scheduled hike.
Please read our Hiking Disclaimer before joining the South Bay Ramblers Hiking Group. By joining this group, you agree to all the terms and conditions of this waiver. We also recommend you explore our About page to discover a little more about how we run our group.
Welcome South Bay Ramblers!
September 5 · 9:45 AM
Huddart Park Hike to Kings Mountain Art Fair
"The Kings Mountain Art Fair is an annual event, held every Labor Day weekend. The Art Fair benefits the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade and other community... Learn more
August 29 · 9:15 AM
Muir Woods (through the back door)
Yes, Muir Woods is crowded, but definitely worth seeing, so we will go in through the back door. This is a moderate hike.
Distance: about 7-8 miles
Elevation: Sorry, I... Learn more
August 22 · 9:00 AM
Land of Medicine Buddha
Let's revisit Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel. Due to distance from Silicon Valley, this one starts at 9. We'll cover the 5.5 mile loop and also explore a spur into... Learn more
August 15 · 9:00 AM
Portola Redwoods State Park
DISTANCE: APPROX. 6-7 Miles
Portola Redwoods has a rugged, natural basin forested with Coast Redwoods, Douglas Firs and Live Oaks. There are... Learn more
August 8 · 8:30 AM
Almaden-Quicksilver Historic Hike
This 7.5 mile hike in Almaden-Quicksilver County Park was featured in the San Jose Mercury News on January 31, 2008. The trail was marked by Boy Scout Troop 466 in... Learn more