What we're about

Meet other local hiking enthusiasts as a group of friends exploring, learning, and having fun on the trail and occasionally other ways. Besides hiking we sometimes do: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, camping, biking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, etc.

We range all over CT, central to western MA, and sometimes southern NY. Occasionally we make trips further out typically to central and northern NY, VT, NH, and ME.

Upcoming events (5+)

10 Mile Hike Metacomet Trail

Metacomet Trail Trailhead

10 mile hike on the metacomet trail. This is a car spot hike. We all meet at the trailhead in Newgate Road, and drive a few cars to Penwood SP. Hike begins on the Metacomet trail in Penwood then through Simsbury into Tarifville, and finally to Granby. Roots, rocks, ups and downs. The typical New England trail. You'll need water, snacks, insect repellent, sunscreen, and good summer hiking clothes ( no cotton). Well behaved dogs welcome, but please bring water for them. No children please. Apres- Cambridge Brew Pub --- Legal Stuff --- By clicking on "Yes" for this event you agree, warrant, and covenant as follows: In consideration for accepting this entry, I, the registrant, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, do waive and release any and all rights for damages I may have against any parties or persons connected with the Hartford Area Hiking meetup group for and related to the above listed event. I attest and verify that I am physically fit to participate in any portion of this above listed event. I grant Hartford Area Hiking permission to use any photographs, film or videotapes of this event for any purpose. I further attest that I, the registrant, am fully and completely responsible for any guests that I bring to the event, whether registered or not.

After work hike, Gay City State Park, Hebron CT

Gay City State Park

I am running my after work hikes for the season. Please know that these events are all levels-beginners welcome. The hikes are shorter and less technical from my normal weekend hikes. We finish before 8:00 p.m. We are hiking out at Gay City State Park. The large loop is a pleasant walk through the woods. We have a couple of options as far as miles. Count on 3-ish. You can wear sneakers if that is what you have. A shoe with durable tread in always recommended. Please bring a pack with water, snacks, headlamp-if you have one, bug spray. We will take breaks as needed. We do need to finish before the sun goes down for safety. Dogs need to be on a leash and no children. Everyone attending needs to have their own Meetup profile. I do not allow guests on my events. For those unfamiliar with our posts, you can click on the location to get directions to the parking area. http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/stateparks/maps/gaycity.pdf === Legal Stuff === By clicking on "Yes" for this event you agree, warrant, and covenant as follows: In consideration for accepting this entry, I, the registrant, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, do waive and release any and all rights for damages I may have against any parties or persons connected with the Hartford Area Hiking meetup group for and related to the above listed event. I attest and verify that I am physically fit to participate in any portion of this above listed event. I grant Hartford Area Hiking permission to use any photographs, film or videotapes of this event for any purpose.

Hike up Mt. Monadnock in Dublin NH

Pumpelly Trailhead

THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER HIKE. YOU ARE TRAVELING OUT OF STATE. YOU NEED TO BE PHYSICALLY FIT AND ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE GROUP. NO FIRST TIMERS WILL BE ALLOWED. Mt. Monadnock is a 3165 foot mountain in southern New Hampshire with its bare rock summit. This is a hike becomes rather strenuous and difficult the higher we go. This is not a beginner's hike! We are going to hike on the north side of the mountain. We will meet at the Pumpelly Trail Head on Lake Rd. We will be doing Pumpelly up and down. I am not planning a car pool but if group members want to work that out on thier own that would be great. I will meet everyone at the trail head at 9AM ready to hike. Grey subaru crosstrek with CT plates. Time will be an estimated 5 and 1/2 hours. Be prepared for changes of temperature and strong winds on the summit (you will be wet from perspiration so hypothermia is a concern). NO COTTON is acceptable for this hike and sturdy hiking boots required. Hiking poles are advised. Please dress in layers and have a wind jacket. Bring plenty of water and some foods containing protein and carbohydrates. The wind at the summit is also very strong so the temperatures are much less at the summit, up to 15 degrees cooler than at the base. We will hike at a moderate pace with small breaks when folks need them. Once we are on the mountain, no facilities are available. Pets are not permitted in the park or on the mountain. Please note that this law includes all trails and areas on Mount Monadnock. After hike will be at Kimball's in Jaffery NH. http://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/monadnock-state-park.aspx === Legal Stuff === By clicking on "Yes" or "Maybe" for this event you agree, warrant, and covenant as follows: In consideration for accepting this entry, I, the registrant, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, do waive and release any and all rights for damages I may have against any parties or persons connected with the Hartford Area Hiking meetup group for and related to the above listed event. I attest and verify that I am physically fit to participate in any portion of this above listed event. I grant Hartford Area Hiking permission to use any photographs, film or videotapes of this event for any purpose.

Mt. Greylock, Adams MA

Greylock

Meet at trailhead at 9AM for a fun hike up Thunderbolt. So steep you'll be laughing all the way up. THIS IS A HIKE FOR EXPERIENCED FOLKS WHO ARE ABLE TO COMPLETE SIMILAR STYLE EVENTS. NO BEGINNERS OR FIRST TIME HAH FOLKS. We are hiking up the 3,491-ft. Mt. Greylock, the tallest peak in Massachusetts. The path we'll hike will be a looping hike of about 8 miles in length and with a roughly 2,248 ft. altitude gain. We will be starting in Greylock Glen on the east side of the mountain, following the Bellows Pipe Trail and connect to the Appalachian Trail (AT) to the peak. We will be going up Thunderbolt Trail, the old ski slope. Its a butt buster. We will lunch and take in the views at the peak. From the peak, we head south on the AT, then take Gould trail back to Greylock Glen. Greylock Glen will have bathroom facilities and there are bathroom facilities at the peak too. Hopefully the visitors center will be open. No cotton is acceptable for this hike. Hiking boots required. Hiking poles are advised. Please bring a pack, dress in layers and bring plenty of water and food containing protein and carbohydrates, sunscreen, bugspray. The summit may be windy and cooler so bring something warm to wear for the lunch break. We will hike at a moderate pace with small breaks when folks need them. The trail will be steep. Because the trail can be aggressive at times, you need to assess your dog's ability and plan on using a leash. No children. Directions: The trailhead can be reached by traveling south on Highway 8 from the town of North Adams. On the northern side of the town of Adams, bear right onto Friend Street, follow this Friend Street (which will become West Road), and then approximately 1.5 miles will be Thiel Road. Turn right onto Thiel Rd., pass through the Jaeschke's Apple orchards and into the Greylock Glen. Thiel Road continues straight past the intersection with Gould Rd. I want to start at the second parking area. If you drive up the hill, there is a parking area on the right. Go past that and around the corner. There will be another parking area on the right. http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/parks/trails/greylock.pdf http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/parks/trails/greytrailmiles.pdf We will stop for food after the event, but of course not required. --- Legal Stuff --- By clicking on "Yes" for this event you agree, warrant, and covenant as follows: In consideration for accepting this entry, I, the registrant, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, do waive and release any and all rights for damages I may have against any parties or persons connected with the Hartford Area Hiking meetup group for and related to the above listed event. I attest and verify that I am physically fit to participate in any portion of this above listed event. I grant Hartford Area Hiking permission to use any photographs, film or videotapes of this event for any purpose. I further attest that I, the registrant, am fully and completely responsible for any guests that I bring to the event, whether registered or not.

Past events (1,623)

Blackledge Falls / Gay City Loop - Glastonbury/Hebron

Blackledge Falls Park

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