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
- September 24th: 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!
- Sept 24, 7:15 am: Church Hill High-Point 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 Churchill. On this hike, I'll be hitting 14 staircases, but many 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. Get ready to check out the best views in Richmond! This route varies. If you are not following, I'm not responsible.
- Monday, September 25th, Robious Landing 9AMRobious Landing Park, Midlothian, VA
Let’s meet at Robious Landing for a nice mostly flat 3 to 4 mile hike.
The trails do get muddy at times here so waterproof shoes are recommended. We will be hiking on dirt trails, sidewalks, and stone roadways.
Bring bug spray and water to hydrate.
Dogs are welcome on non-retractable leashes. Please keep your pooch away from walkers so no one gets hurt. Please bring waste bags and water for your dog.
We are meeting in the parking lot closest to the James River. A bathroom is available there also.
Hike will start at 9AM. I will not wait for anyone so be here at 8:55.
If you can’t make it please take your name off the attending list.