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Are you seeking outdoor adventures near Chico-Oroville and the surrounding areas?


I created COOA in the Spring of 2010 after being an active organizer in another outdoor group in Northern California. I had recently moved south to Butte County and I saw there was a need for an outdoor Meetup.

The desire is to bring others together with similar interests and to safely adventure together in self-propelled outdoor activities: Hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, bicycling, mountain biking, kayaking, moonlit hikes, cultural events, and anything else that volunteer organizers may want to contribute.

As of 2016 you are free to join with a trial membership of 45 days. This should give you enough time to see if COOA is the right outdoor meetup group for you.

To start your trial membership, simply click on the upper right hand tool bar, that says "Join Us!" and fill out the profile. Becoming a member (or trial membership)will allow you to have full access to the website and calendar.

Annual membership is $15.00. If you join the last quarter of the year your fee will go towards the next year.

It is best if you can provide a clear picture of yourself as your primary COOA profile picture. It makes it easier for organizers to match a name to face and greatly appreciated! It makes it easier for other members to identify you after a hike by name when they forget too ;-)

I welcome activity members to be event organizers! COOA needs more people to step up, help out, and put outings on the calendar! Best of all you get to have some fun in the great outdoors!

Feel free to contact me if you would be interested in additional participation as an Event Organizer. It is best to have participated in some events and have recommendations by other Adventurers to become an Organizer.

This can be a terrific place to make new friends, enjoy great experiences and get outside! Hope to Meetup with you soon!

Miles of smiles,

Beth Bella

Now the really FUN stuff! For all COOA Adventurers and Guests, here is our DISCLAIMER:

Chico Oroville Outdoor Adventurers assumes ABSOLUTELY NO responsibility, including but not limited to injury or loss of any kind/form due to the use of information, or participating in activities found on this group/site. By becoming the member/participant of the Chico Oroville Outdoor Adventurers Group, you agree to the terms and conditions of the group.

Individuals interested in carpooling may voluntarily do so.

You are advised that the use of carpool system is voluntary and entirely at the discretion of participants. Chico Oroville Outdoor Adventurers hiking group or the organizers assumes no responsibility.

It is the responsibility of individuals participating in a carpool to notify their insurance provider of their intent to carry non-family passengers and to ensure that they have adequate coverage to protect both themselves and their passengers. It is the responsibility of the individual accepting a ride in a carpool to ensure that the driver of the vehicle has an acceptable driving record, is licensed accordingly and has adequate insurance to protect both driver and passengers.

Chico Oroville Outdoor Adventurers Group and organizers are no way responsible for verifying or certifying the reliability, driving ability or insurance status of drivers and participants using the system.

Acknowledgment of Member Responsibility, Express Assumption of Risk, and Release of Liability

By joining the Chico Oroville Outdoor Adventurers Group:

I understand that during my participation in any Event or Activity organized by the Chico Oroville Outdoor Adventurers Group, I may be exposed to risks include, but are not limited to, the dangers of serious personal injury, property damage, and death (“Injuries and Damages”). I agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY the Chico Oroville Outdoor Adventurers, its Organizers, event hosts and leaders from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from Injuries and Damages, in any way connected with the Activity. I further agree to HOLD HARMLESS the Chico Oroville Outdoor Adventurers and leaders from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by my own negligence while a participant on the Activity. I understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and includes any minors accompanying me on the Activity.

If I bring guests to participate in the event I take full responsibility of the guests and agree to all above terms and conditions.


While participating in the group activities, your photo may be taken and be posted on the group website by the event organizer or other participant. We cannot control other people taking photos and uploading it on to the site but we can remove photos. It is your responsibility to inform others if you do not wish to be photographed and inform us if any of your photos to be removed from the site.

I have read this document in its entirety and I freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such Injuries and Damages and notwithstanding such risks, I agree to participate in the Activity.

**The trip organizer is a volunteer and NOT a real leader (i.e. not liable for the group). Think of it as hiking, or other activity with a group of friends.

**Joining any event is entirely voluntary and participants assume any and all risks and financial responsibilities associated with the activities; for example... bodily harm or injury and or death from wildlife, weather, terrain, falls, waterways, acts of God, etc. It is each persons responsibility to ensure that s/he is in sufficient fitness and health to participate in a strenuous activity, with the appropriate water, food, clothing, first aid, survival gear and navigation equipment for the conditions.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, February 13, 2016 9:15 AM

    Visit the Monastery of New Clairvaux.

    64 Adventurers attending
  • Saturday, February 13, 2016 1:00 PM

    Wildflower Identification--Yahi Trail (Upper Bidwell Park)

    12 Adventurers attending
  • Sunday, February 14, 2016 8:00 AM

    Many Waterfalls cross-country loop

    10 Adventurers attending
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:30 AM

    Glen Eden Trail to Goat Rock (Lake Co). Backpack or Long Dayhike

    10 Adventurers attending
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016 8:30 AM

    DAY TRIP ONLY COOA cabin in Butte Meadows for snowshoeing/cross country skiing

    16 Adventurers attending
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016 8:30 AM

    OVERNIGHT COOA cabin in Butte Meadows for snowshoeing and cross country skiing

    8 Adventurers attending
  • Sunday, March 20, 2016 9:00 AM

    Wildflowers on Table Mountain & Coal Mountain Falls

    60 Adventurers attending
  • Friday, June 17, 2016 9:00 AM

    Sun Tunnel Summer Solstice Road Trip (3rd Annual)

    2 Adventurers attending
Founded Mar 28, 2010


Beth Bella, Bill Smith, Gary L, Jason, No Host, Ranger Beth

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