What we’re about
- Hiking, walking, kayaking, and other adventures. From beginner to more advanced, for fun or fitness, for the beauty of nature!
- Event organizers typically provide their hiking pace. A general rule of thumb, for trails in our area:
• Easy is 2 to 2.5 miles per hour.
• Moderate is 2.5 to 3.0 miles per hour.
• Brisk is 3.0 to 3.5 miles per hour.
• Fast is 3.5+ miles per hour.
- Our focus is not "singles," it is "hiking," so there may be single people and married people hiking together.
- Our adventures are mainly in the St. Louis area, but sometimes further away.
- Actively participating hikers (members) may set up activities if they choose. Please contact the organizer if interested.
- To join this group please use an actual photo of yourself for your profile.
WELCOME to Let's Hike! We're glad you have joined our group. Remember that the people who run our events are volunteers. Please be courteous and respectful to your event hosts.
Let's Hike tips for members:
- Please read the event page before RSVP. The event hosts include hike descriptions, meeting location and information that helps events run smoothly.
- Periodically check your RSVP'd events, keep RSVPs current and update to not attending as soon as possible if you cannot make an event, even if you are on the wait list.
- Check events before leaving your house for changes or cancellations.
- Do not alter another person's event. Posting comments on event pages to see if anyone wants to do "something else" or "suggest" that the organizers do what you want creates chaos and is disrespectful to the event host. If you want to host your own event, contact the group organizer.
- We welcome active members to set up events, so if you are an active member interested in posting and hosting events, contact an organizer.
- If you have any other questions feel free to contact the group organizers.
- Dogs: It is the dog owner's responsibility to abide/obey laws. It is not the responsibility of any hike leader to enforce laws. If dogs being allowed is not posted in the hike description, ask by posting the question on the event page.
We all enjoy the outdoors, members and volunteer organizers, and safety and accountability is always each individual's responsibility. Let's Hike as a group nor individual organizers can be held liable for injuries sustained during events.
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our events enjoyable for our event hosts and members alike.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Easy Pace Castlewood River Scene Trail HikeCastlewood State Park, Saint Louis, MO
This is another Easy Pace Hike for people who are beginning hikers, or, who are not always in a hurry. We average 2.5 to 3 mph. We will hike the River Scene Trail. Total distance is around 3.5 miles. We will climb some very steep hills, and go down 218 stairs. Castlewood is the busiest State Park in MO. Bring water and hiking poles - if you have some. You should also wear hiking shoes with stiff soles to resist foot bruising from the rocks on the trail. It's always handy to have extra shoes and a towel for the ride home. Here's some info for the trail.
If you have Covid symptoms please don't show up. If you aren't fully vaccinated, you are not welcome on hikes that I lead! Bring Water on our hikes. You should wear hiking/gym shoes and socks. No smoking while hiking! If you want, bring a chair and some beverages or snacks and we can hang around a bit after the hike to get to know one another better.
- Fun Night Hike Every Tuesday, Brisk Pace, Clark TrailLewis and Clark Trail, Weldon Spring, MO
WHAT IS IT:
Fun 5.3 miles on the popular Clark Trail. (It's popular but it does have some hills. You will sweat!) It's a night hike, something a bit different. IN THE WINTER YOU WILL DEFINITELY NEED A HEADLIGHT OR FLASHLIGHT WITH FRESH BATTERIES. IF IT IS ESPECIALLY COLD YOU MAY NEED EXTRA BATTERIES OR A SECOND LIGHT.
We'll hike at about 3 mph (20 minutes per mile).
This is NOT A HIKE FOR BEGINNERS.
WHAT TO BRING:
Bring water. Dress for the weather. Wear hiking shoes, trail runners, or boots, no open toed sandals. There are roots and rocks and steps. Wear micro-spikes if it is icy and insulated boots if it is cold enough.
For general information on COLD WEATHER HIKING:
Don't blind your fellow hikers with your light! 😩 Turn it off, cover it, or look down when you're talking to them. Don't worry. We all forget sometimes.
WHERE & WHEN TO MEET:
We'll meet at 6:15 and start hiking on time at 6:30.
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- Hike the Mountain Bike Trail of Creve Coeur ParkGo Ape Zipline and Adventure Park, Maryland Heights, MO
Note that this is an 9:00am start.
This trail is located within the ‘upper’ section of Creve Coeur Park. The Bootlegger's Run trail is now about 6 miles in length, with several interesting features including multiple ravine crossing sand switchbacks turns. The trail is has moderate elevation change and goes through lots of growth trees.
Please be prompt.
Bring water, bug repellent, and sturdy walking shoes.
Hiking Poles for those who used them recommended.