What we're about

This group is for anyone interested in hiking longer distances (7+ miles), trips to cool pubs, and hanging out with like-minded individuals! We hike for several hours and then head over to a local brew pub. If you consider yourself an intermediate-skilled hiker, you are welcome to join us! Hike for Beer Next Step is a great combination of fantastic outdoor exercise and fun social interactions. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver on your first hike with the group.

If you feel that you are not quite ready to join us here (beginner-easy/medium skill-level hikers who want hikes under 7 miles in length), but you want to meet us and get to know our members, join our original Meetup group (Hike For Beer) where we seriously know how to have a good time! Most of not all of our leaders and members are involved in both groups! The people in both of our groups include different generations, genders, backgrounds, and cultures and we all bond over hiking and beer, food, wine, chocolate etc... this is a great group of hikers to be part of!

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[Quick Note:
Hike at your own risk. This group is simply friends coming together to hike through the woods with each other and then go to brewery's and events afterwards. Please consider your own skill level when deciding which hikes you would like to participate in. If you attend a hike, you should always research the area on your own prior to hiking in order to familiarize yourself with the area and hike difficulty. If at any time during a hike you should be concerned with the trail, the duration of the hike, or your experience level, feel free to stop at any point and walk safely back after letting someone with you know.
Always hike with plenty of water!

And of course, this goes without saying, but must be said: Any time you ever consume alcohol, always drink responsibly, and NEVER drive drunk or impaired. Don't drink and drive, drive with someone who has not been drinking or take an Uber.]

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Balls Bluff Trail | Vanish Brewery 3.7 Miles Easy/Moderate/Hills (Leesburg Area)

Bring your smile and enjoy a great fitness group of hikers who like a beer.

This hike has become one of the most requested hikes so back again by popular demand. We'll hike Balls Bluff along the Potomac. The trail is a 3.7 mile roller-coaster loop trail with some hills about 150 feet in elevation. The trail will have summer colors and views of the Potomac river. After the hike we'll meet at Vanish Brewery to enjoy some fine craft beers, wine, frozen drinks and music.

The brewery is located about 10 minutes north of the hike on Rt 15 on Black Hops Farm Rd. Friendly dogs are welcome on the hike(you must bag the poop) and dogs also welcome outside at the brewery. https://vanishbeer.com/ Vanish Brewery features beer such as Mango Tango, Cherry Limesicle and... wait for it... yes they even have wine and some strawberry frozen thingy. Beer prices range from $5-$8. BBQ, pizza and "mega pretzel." See the pics for pricing. Balls Bluff is a free park to all visitors.

** I like kids but this is an adult over 21 hike. As always with HFB, you are responsible for yourself and your safety. This event is your risk.

** Dogs are welcome on the hike as long as they are friendly and owners clean up after them. Dogs are allowed at the brewery in the outside areas.

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