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This is a group for anyone interested in hiking. We do a variety of trails from very easy to difficult, predominately within 45 minutes of Wilbraham, Massachusetts. All skills levels are welcome. Almost all hikes are on a weekend day, and occur year round except for around the time of some holidays. This is a great way to get in shape, or stay in shape, and a way to meet nice people.

The Wilbraham Recreation Department (WRD) sponsors this club, and requires each hiker to fill out a Liability Waiver Form only once, prior to or at their first hike. Several family member names can be added to the form by a parent or guardian.  Sorry, but the WRD does not allow dogs to hike with this group. 

Things to keep in mind for ALL hikes
Always bring water.
Hiking boots are best for unpaved trails.
Bring one or two poles if needed for stability or joint issues.
Trail snacks usually include fruit, granola, nuts, or cheese.
If anyone gets a blister, hike leaders usually have first-aid supplies.
A small backpack is helpful.
Pack an extra pair of wool socks.
Bring insect repellent or mesh headgear during bug season.
"NERD UP": tuck pants into socks to try to avoid ticks.
For reasons related to health and to forest safety, all hikes are smoke-free.

A note about conduct
We are a group of like-minded people who enjoy getting together to hike and be outdoors. Although members often develop friendships (and sometimes relationships) outside of the group, and the Wilbraham Hiking Club are not designed primarily to encourage dating or unwanted romantic attention.

It's very important that all members of the club feel welcome on all of our hikes. So please: respect the boundaries of your fellow hikers. It's appropriate to contact someone through the meetup site ,or through email or phone information that the member has given you, but encroaching beyond a person's comfort level is inappropriate. People who cross the line after being warned will be excluded from future hikes.

We're 2,046 Hikers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Sunday, July 2, 2017 9:00 AM

    Section 20 New England Trail (East Granby, CT)

    17 Hikers attending
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 9:00 AM

    Rattlesnake Knob via the Robert Frost Trail

    20 Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017 9:00 AM

    Scouting Hike -- Section 16, New England Trail; Farmington, CT

    3 Hikers attending
  • Sunday, July 9, 2017 9:00 AM

    Flat Paved Walk – 3.5 or about 7.5 miles on the Norwottuck Rail Trail

    16 Hikers attending
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:00 AM

    Town Trails Hike - Rice Nature Preserve (WEDNESDAY HIKE! at 9 AM)

    12 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:00 AM

    Town Trails Hike - Keep Homestead and Flynt Park - Monson (THURSDAY HIKE @ 9)

    6 Hikers attending
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:00 AM

    Short Hike at the Skorupski Woodland (THURSDAY HIKE at 10 AM)

    7 Hikers attending
Founded Aug 8, 2014


Ed Kostreba, Gerri Morgan

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