What we're about

Welcome to Midwest Hiking and Adventures! Everyone is welcome in this group as well as all skill levels. We will do things locally as well as regionally. We will focus primarily on hiking but will throw in other adventures from time to time, such as a day trip or weekend getaway.

1. Because of Covid-19 we do require all participants to wear masks during events.

2. Actively manage your RSVP's. Because of smaller events due to Covid, we have large waiting lists. Check the event 48 hours before and several times the day of to to see if you've moved to the 'going' list! If you say you'll attend and don't show for an event, then hosts will mark you as a 'no show' and have the right to move you to the 'not going' list on their next event. Thank you for being respectful to everyone in the community.

3. Be advised that this is not a dating group. Sometimes people meet and there is a connection and start dating. That's great. Not a problem. But, do not join this group looking for a date and do not message and harass members in hopes of a date. Use common sense here. We want everyone to be able to feel comfortable joining the group and attending scheduled events without fear. If you feel uncomfortable with someone's behavior at an event, please privately let your host know.

4. This group requires that your profile has a photo to join. The majority do but there are some that don't. Please use a photo of YOU and keep a photo of yourself on your profile even after joining. We want to know who you are. I get it. You want privacy or have reasons for not putting a photo of yourself on your profile. Consider this. What would it be like if NO ONE used a photo of themselves for their profile. Don't YOU want to know who you're attending events with?

Join us and let's have some fun, be active, and make some new friends in the process. We look forward to meeting you!


All activities in this meetup group are at your own risk. Meetup, organizers, and leaders are not responsible for any injury incurred by participating in any of our group outings.

Please review and understand the liability waiver below:

By joining Midwest Hiking and Adventure, I understand that during my participation in any event or activity organized by Midwest Hiking and Adventure, I may be exposed to risks including, but not limited to, the dangers of serious personal injury, property damage, and death ("Injuries and Damages"). I agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY Midwest Hiking and Adventure, its organizers, event hosts and leaders from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from injuries and Damages, in any way connected with the activity. I further agree to Hold Harmless Midwest Hiking and Adventure and leaders from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by my own negligence while a participant on the activity. I understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and includes any minors accompanying me on the activity.

I have read this document in its entirety and I freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such Injuries and Damages and notwithstanding such risks, I agree to participate in the activity.

If I bring guests to participate in the event I take full responsibility of the guests and agree to all above terms and conditions.

Upcoming events (4+)

Parade of Hearts Walk on the Plaza

Needs a location

Let’s walk around the Plaza and see more of the beautiful hearts from the Parade of Hearts. Wear your walking shoes and bring water. We will walk for a couple of hours in the plaza and nearby areas.

Rugged Hike and Spring flowers-OP Arboretum

Needs a location

Beautiful hike on the rugged trails 4.5 miles, ending on the paved paths through the flower gardens and around the lake with hundreds of peonies. (Add an extra mile or two at whatever pace you like) The Arboretum is in full spring bloom.
The model train section is really cool too!

$3 entry fee

Pay your entry fee at the entry shed, go right to the front gate, then go left 50 yards to the Shelter. We'll start on the short paved path with sculptures, then hit the rugged trails.

This hike will have a faster and slower group

Evening Hike at Blackhoof Park

Location visible to members

Park in the Oak Shelter lot which is north of the boat ramp parking. Let’s take a hike at Black Hoof Park. We will hike to the dam and take the paved trail below and then back to the dirt trail and around for a total of 5 miles. See you there!

Let's walk the Indian Creek trail from Quivira Park

Location visible to members

We will walk the paved trail West towards the big tree. This will be a moderately paced walk but go at your own pace and walk as far as you want. 2.5 miles out and 2.5 miles back.

Past events (1,463)

Hike at Lexington Lake Park-MOVED TO KILL CREEK PARK

Needs a location

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