Washington Women Outdoors (WWO) is a non-profit organization founded in the Fall of 1977 that is run almost entirely by volunteers. We engage in outdoor activities in the Washington, DC area where women share skills, experience, strengths, and support to enhance and expand each woman's world. We welcome women of diverse ages, races, and lifestyles. WWO provides instruction by women for women. Activities are available for all skill levels to inspire the beginner and to challenge the more advanced.

WWO members are independent women who seek adventure in the outdoors. We have a passion for hiking, biking, rock climbing, caving, backpacking, kayaking, cross country skiing, horseback riding, hang gliding, and anything that tests our strength and broadens our horizons. We enjoy meeting new people who want to travel with us to beautiful places in the wilderness. If you are open to learning new things in a supportive environment and enjoy sharing the outdoors with other women, we invite you to join us.

WWO is different that typical Meetup groups. We scout our hiking and biking trips. Each trip is led by two leaders. One leader stays at the front of the group and the second leader is the sweep. Each participant is encouraged to participate at her own pace, and the sweep is there to ensure that no one is left behind. We want each participant to go at their own pace so that they enjoy their experience and come back to the outdoors.

Please visit our website: http://www.washingtonwomenoutdoors.org/ for more information and to register for events.

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Recent Meetups

  • April 26 · 4:30 PM

    Board Meeting

    2 Women

    Did you know that WWO is run by a group of volunteers collectively known as the Board of Directors? WWO's Board of Directors meets quarterly to plan upcoming activities,... Learn more
  • April 26 · 9:00 AM

    Yoga in the Woods

    4 Women

    Take your Yoga outside! Join WWO for a guided mindful fall hike with yoga & meditation at Gambrill State Park. Experience Yoga while attuning to the natural rhythms of... Learn more
  • April 25 · 9:00 AM

    Gathland to White Rocks AT Day Hike

    4 Women

    This hike starts at Gathland State Park, which has a 50-foot-high arch commemorating Civil War newspaper correspondents. We will hike up and along the wooded mountain... Learn more
  • April 19 · 10:30 AM

    Western Maryland Rail Trail Bike Ride

    2 Women

    Join us for a scenic ride along the Potomac River in western Maryland. The Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) runs parallel to the C&O canal towpath through rolling... Learn more
  • April 11 · 9:30 AM

    Volcano and Dinosaur Day Hike

    4 Women

    This hike is named for the geology walk in Prince William Forest National Park. The hike starts on the North Fork of Quantico Creek. Along the trail are markers... Learn more
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Founded Oct 3, 2012

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