What we're about

Welcome Adventurers To H3 Outdoors or H3O!!!

You might be asking... what does H3 stand for? Harmony... Happy... Healthy... Outdoors!

"We're Not Just Hiking... We're H3O!"

We are a diverse group of hikers, walkers, backpackers, campers, runners, bicyclists, paddlers, rock climbers who simply enjoy being outside, with other people and getting some exercise at the same time.

Well Over Six Years...4,000 members...1500 events!

We started out as a hiking group in 2013 and that is still our core activity, but H3O is evolving everyday in every way to expand our horizons to offer just about any fun, healthy outdoor activity possible.

H3O Member Code of Conduct

https://www.meetup.com/H3-Outdoors/pages/28954343/H3O_Code_of_Conduct/

Where Do We Go? "Outdoors" Is A Pretty Big Place!

Many of our hikes and events are in Valley Forge National Park, Ridley Creek State Park and most other parks and hiking trail destinations located throughout Chester, Montgomery, Berks and Delaware counties. But we are always venturing out to other areas and neighboring states and now across the country. And in 2015 we hosted our first international hiking trip to England.

Are H3O Hikes and Activities For You?

Our members have a variety of physical skill levels from beginner to intermediate to advanced hardcore. We always plan our hikes and activities with this in mind and will let you know the minimum skill level required so you can decide if an activity is appropriate for you to attend. Hiking and activities should always be well within your own comfort and skill level.

Our organizers are not professionals and all hiking and activities are always at your own risk and responsibility. Dogs on a leash are permitted at your own risk on Meetups where the venue allows dogs.

Our number one goal is to have fun and enjoy the great outdoors while observing safety at all times.

Do We Charge Anything?

Meet Up charges a fee to maintain the website and all groups need to pay this to continue to post activities for their group. We don't charge our members but anyone can feel free to "Chip In" voluntary contributions. This is NOT a membership fee but a voluntary donation to keep the group going. If you are unable to make a donation, no worries; you are still welcome to join our group. Other than that, if a planned event requires a cost to conduct it (i.e., lodging, travel, permits, equipment, supplies, etc.) then we do charge the appropriate funds to cover those costs. We don't mark up any costs and we don't make a profit off any events.

So, What Do You Want To Do? Where Do You Want To Go?

We are open to the suggestions of our members. Let us know! Our activities are only limited by imagination! But let's keep it safe. Maybe no jumping out of helicopters. But that does sound fun!

Come On Out and Join Us! We Hope To See You Out There! Whaaahoooo! ;)

Want To See For Yourself? Check Out Some of Our Recent Highlight Reels Below:

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Upcoming events (4+)

Fast-paced 7-8 Mile Schuylkill Ravines Loop Hike

Happy Wash Day

Join me for an 7-8 mile hike at the Ravines in Phoenixville. We will walk by the animal preserve so you can see the wolves during the day. We will cross the Schuylkill River and walk back the opposite side to make it a loop.

Let's meet at the parking lot behind The Happy Wash Laundromat. Please be on time and ready to leave by 10:00AM SHARP!

READ: There is FREE parking outside the large parking lot. If you park in the large parking lot, please give yourself enough time to pay (cash or app) so we can leave promptly. I do not want everyone standing around waiting in the cold.

Be prepared for a little ice along the trail. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended. Please bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.

IF SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS (FEVER, COUGH) PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND! EXCEPTION: SEASONAL ALLERGIES (BRING SNEEZE CLOTH)

NOTICE: By attending an event you are agreeing that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while hiking with us.

Valley Forge, 5-6 mi. Moderate

Knox Quarters Parking Lot

Jo‌in Larry and friends for a moderately paced 5-6 mile hike on the hills and trails of Valley Forge National Park. Me‌et at Knox Quarters parking lot on Rte 252 at 9:45 am. We will take short break and discuss some aspect of wilderness first aid. Bring water and a snack. I love dogs but not on my hikes. Running late, call me at[masked]. Please sign up on Me‌etup if possible. Thanks, Lp

Valley Forge, 5-6 mi. Moderate

Knox Quarters Parking Lot

Jo‌in Larry and friends for a moderately paced 5-6 mile hike on the hills and trails of Valley Forge National Park. Me‌et at Knox Quarters parking lot on Rte 252 at 9:45 am. We will take short break and discuss some aspect of wilderness first aid. Bring water and a snack. I love dogs but not on my hikes. Running late, call me at[masked]. Please sign up on Me‌etup if possible. Thanks, Lp

Valley Forge, 5-6 mi. Moderate

Knox Quarters Parking Lot

Jo‌in Larry and friends for a moderately paced 5-6 mile hike on the hills and trails of Valley Forge National Park. Me‌et at Knox Quarters parking lot on Rte 252 at 9:45 am. We will take short break and discuss some aspect of wilderness first aid. Bring water and a snack. I love dogs but not on my hikes. Running late, call me at[masked]. Please sign up on Me‌etup if possible. Thanks, Lp

Past events (3,606)

Valley Forge, 5-6 mi. Moderate

Knox Quarters Parking Lot

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