What we're about

Bay area is home of hundreds parks, open spaces and wilderness areas. We won't be limited by North Bay and will hike in Peninsula, South Bay, and East Bay. We prefer moderate hikes 8-15 miles

Our goal: explore new places, enjoy nature and meet new people.

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We all benefit through the wealth of open-access trails. Each time we adventure outside we recognize the trail system was put in place by volunteers and needs maintenance. Volunteering to maintain the trail system and keeping the trails clean is the minimum we can do in return.

We hike as a group, make sure members do not get left behind on our hikes. Please advise the group leader if you are a beginner or first timer.

See you on the Trails!

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Upcoming events (3)

Pinnacles #1, North Chalone Peak, Strenuous 14 miles, >=3700 elev. gain

Chaparral Trailhead Parking

It is hike #1 of our February weekend trip. My wish plan is to hike in Ventana wilderness, but it is completely closed now. If it will be reopen before Feb 13 then I'll substitute this hike on Ventana wilderness - Santa Lucia trail hike. I'll publish Ventana wilderness hike as well the same date and time and will cancel one of them in the second week of February. You can RSVP both hikes or which works for you. We start from Chaparral parking area - it is West entrance! You have to drive to Soledad and take hwy 146 to come there. You can't reach this parking from East entrance. I booked hotel Valley Harvest Inn 1155 Front Street, Soledad - 93960 where I'll come on Friday evening. It will minimize driving to both Saturday and Sunday hikes. There are limited number of rooms in Soledad hotels but you may consider area between Salinas and King City. If you prefer camping you may contact Elsa, she found good options in King City. This hike will be out and back hike: Junipero Canyon tr -> High Peak tr -> Rim tr -> Chalone Peak tr -> North Peak Need to have: >2L water, sturdy hiking shoes, easy and warm jacket, and lunch food. You have to have mask and use it in case when social distance can't be maintained. Use meetup messages or contact my cell[masked] if you have Carpool or any other questions

Ventana Wilderness #1, strenuous 13-14 miles >3300 ft elev gain

Arroyo Seco Campground

Ventana Wilderness is completely closed now because of recent fires that are still active there. But there is a chance that it will be reopen in February. If not, we'll take hike#1 in Pinnacles. Even if area will be open even moderate rain will cancel this hike. We start from Arroyo Seco Campground. It is huge campground , Google map shows Trailhead meeting point where we can park. This is wilderness, so we'll need to cross creeks with unknown conditions, go through poison oak areas ( reliable pants and easy jacket are needed), struggle with fallen trees. We may even lose our main trail and do bushwhacking. I never been there, so we'll do exploration all together. Our hiking plan looks simple but i anticipate a lot of obstacles to execute it. First we'll take the Lakes trail, then our main Santa Lucia tr. After 5 miles we'll reach connector trail to Indians rd. It can be very tough and steep trail ( although it is just 1 mile) but hope we'll eventually find this road. Indians road can be in very bad condition but we'll try our best to reach Arroyo Seco area. Need to have: >2L water, sturdy hiking shoes, easy and warm jacket, hiking pants ( no shorts please - we'll cross poison oak areas), water shoes or gutters and lunch food. You have to have mask and use it in case when social distance can't be maintained. Use meetup messages or contact my cell[masked] if you have Carpool or any other questions

Pinnacles #2 , North Wilderness - Moderate 12 miles, >=2200 ft elve. gain

Chaparral Trailhead Parking

It is hike #2 of our February trip. We start from Chaparral parking area - it is West entrance! You have to drive to Soledad and take hwy 146 to come there. You can't reach this parking from East entrance. Hiking plan: take North Wilderness trail ( 7 miles) and reach joint with Old Pinnacle trail , take Old Pinnacle tr and turn on Blue Oak tr. Return by High Peaks and Junipero Canyon trails. Everybody goes to waiting list first. Hikers who plan to hike both Saturday and Sunday will have priority to join these hikes in case they inform me about booking hotel room or vacation rentals or camping site. Need to have: >2L water, sturdy hiking shoes, easy and warm jacket, and lunch food. You have to have mask and use it in case when social distance can't be maintained. Use meetup messages or contact my cell[masked] if you have Carpool or any other questions

Past events (167)

Round Valley Preserve & More, Moderate 11/13 miles, 2100/1600ft elev. gain

Round Valley Regional Preserve Parking Lot

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