What we’re about
James River Hikers - Hiking With History takes pride in our reputation as a large welcoming community offering a variety of wholesome activities that will challenge, stimulate and entertain.
Want to explore Richmond's finest scenes, activities and venues with a community of nice local people who may become your new friends? If so, you'll love James River Hikers - Hiking With History.
Check out our calendar, and you'll find something for everyone. We do hikes, and other outdoor adventures, concerts, history, lectures, social and sporting events, parties, karaoke, volunteering for community support programs and much more.
While Event Organizers provide a framework for your Meetup experience, you are responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for our Meetups, you acknowledge and agree that hiking, outdoor activities and any of our Meetups carry the risk of injury or even death, and that you accept those risks. Further, you understand and accept this disclaimer and agree not to bring any type of claim against the Event Organizers, James River Hikers or other participants.
Members are requested to not smoke during James River Hiker Meetups.
How about join us?
Dennis, Founder of James River Hikers
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Dec 2, 7:45 am: High-Point Hill Hike15th St & E Cary St, Richmond, VA, Richmond, VA
Follow me as I'll lead a Moderate to Brisk pace & finish around 7 miles, from Shockoe to the varying parts of Church Hill. I'll be hitting 14 staircases, but most are optional if you want to build strength or catch your breath. I will stop every so often to keep the group together & promote inclusivity. This route varies. If you are not following, I'm not responsible.
- SAT Dec 2nd - 10:30 am : Restoring calm - meditation workshop2230 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA
What is this about? Join us for an enlightening in-person event with Joshua Pollock, co-author of International Best Seller 'The Heartfulness Way' as he returns to Richmond to spend time with the local meditation community. Explore the transformative power of restoring calm to troubled minds through the practice of simple meditation practice, delving into spiritual anatomy and micro practices for balancing the chakras.
In this session, we are sure you will Immerse yourself in a serene atmosphere as Joshua also shares his personal journey as he guides us through techniques and exercises to restore tranquility with a lively Q&A session (We are sure of this! :)). Reserve your spot now for this rejuvenating experience!
You will also learn:
- The origins of emotions in our Spiritual Anatomy
- Techniques to restore calmness from a disturbed state
- How regular meditation fosters enduring states of calmness
- How to arrive at clarity out of chaos
- Simple steps to begin your meditation practice for immediate benefits
Free raffle giveaways: Also, don't miss the chance to participate in a free give away raffle featuring the USA Today's #1 bestselling book in the mind/body/spirit category Spiritual Anatomy — 5 lucky attendees will be the raffle winners of this amazing book ($28 value)! Register now to spend time with Joshua and perhaps take home a copy of the book!
About Joshua Pollock:
Joshua Pollock, Executive Director of Heartfulness@Work, offers stress management tools through a wellness initiative by Heartfulness. In 2018, he co-authored the internationally bestselling book, "The Heartfulness Way," a practical guide to heart-centered meditation. Translated into 15 languages, the book has garnered acclaim for its accessible approach. Joshua also has lectured and taught meditation at companies and institutions including Amazon, Google, The New York Times and Columbia University, and has been featured on ABC, NBC and CBS television. A trained classical violinist, Pollock has performed internationally and collaborated with composer AR Rahman in several films.
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Heartfulness team, Richmond VA
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- December 3rd: 7 am: Walkin' WoodlakeThe Pavilion at East West Legacy Park, Midlothian, VA
Brisk 6 mile (approximately an 18 minute mile) walk around beautiful Swift Creek Reservoir and neighborhoods on flat, paved path. For those interested in walking 3 miles, you will have an opportunity to return to your car before we repeat the 3 mile loop. Bring bottled water. We leave promptly at 7am. Hope to see you there!
- Dec 3, 10 AM ~ Oregon Hill Overlook - Main Street Station HikeOregon Hill Overlook, Richmond, VA
This hike begins at the Oregon Hill Overlook located near the intersection of South Pine Street and Oregon Hill Parkway y'all. While billed as an urban hike (yawn) we will pass several murals, the C & O Tunnel on Church Hill, the historic Poe Museum, the Africn American Burial Ground and Main Street Station. Starting out we will follow Tredegar St to Brown's Island and negotiate the Pipeline where we may get a look at the eagle's nest in the middle of the river. Then we'll pick up the Canal Walk which we'll follow to 18th St. Then we will turn North and make our way to the ill fated C & O Tunnel on Church Hill. We will pass through the African Burial Ground, visit historic Main Street Station and continue on to Capitol Square. Grace, 2nd, Spring and Pine Streets take us back to our starting point at the Oregon Hill Overlook.
This is a hike of approximately 5.0 miles over developed urban pavement and sidewalks where the only hazards are automobile traffic, panhandlers, cobblestones and the occasional uneven crack in the sidewalk!. (This part is important.) This hike will begin at the posted time, not five or ten minutes later. If you need help on directions, click on the small map found in the Event Description under "How to find us" to display a larger interactive map. When you select "Directions" left side of screen) the best route from your location to the Meet Up rendezvous spot will be calculated for you.
Participants should be able to maintain a pace of 2.5 miles per hour but the ability to negotiate rocks, roots, low hanging branches, uncertain footing on hills, bridges and toxic plants in season will not be required for this downtown excursion. Just be careful with the uneven sidewalks and cobble stone streets!
There is no parking lot on Oregon Hill, but on street parking is available on one side of Oregon Hill Parkway, aka 2nd Street, and on S. Pine and S. Laurel Streets.
• What to bring
Water bottle, clothing appropriate for the season, aspirin. practical footwear, band aids, dry clothes for after hike activities.
• Important to know
Restroom facilities are available at Main Street Station and Brown's Island.