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OC HIKING CLUB: Orange County's Hiking & Backpacking Group Pages

A 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit
"Connecting our community with nature!"

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Come explore the outdoors with

What others are saying about - THE OC HIKING CLUB!

"Join! Join! Join and discover awesome hikes in your backyard" — Nicole

"My doctor prescribed this group" — Jazmin

"The best hiking club in California!" — Paul

Sponsored by: OC Parks, REI, OC Register, Disney and YOU...

Please note: The OC Hiking Club uses the calendar system, but is not affiliated with any other meetup groups. If you receive email from other meetup groups you may report solicitation to

Get outdoors with OC HIKING CLUB!
#1 Orange County Hiking Club. Welcome all walkers, hikers, backpackers, peakbaggers and campers. Come enjoy the great Southern California outdoors.

- Connect with nature!
- Over 14,000 members strong
- For families, adults, dogs and kids
- Beginner walks to advanced peak bagging
- Over 1000 Volunteer led hikes, trips and outdoor events each year
- Local and out of town hikes, backpacking trips & travel
- Educational Events - Learn new outdoor skills
- All ages welcome (kids under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

View Annual Report here:

OC Hiking Club Mission Statement
Orange County Hiking Club, a charitable, 501(c)(3) organization exists to promote physical, mental, and emotional wellness through connection with nature. In addition to outdoor recreation for members of all ages, OC Hiking Club provides education, empowerment, encouragement, inspiration and healing to at-risk youth through mentorship and leadership development in the outdoors.

OC Hiking Club Equality Statement
The OC Hiking Club is an association of persons of all ages, ethnic groups, and religious affiliations who are united in a common love of nature and outdoor activities. We work to enrich the quality of life and character of our community through programs that reconnect people with nature and promote health and fitness in the great outdoors.

Kids in Need of Nature Program
The OCHC Kids-in-Need-of-Nature Program fills a critical gap by taking disadvantaged and at-risk youth into nature on hikes and outings. The program receives high praises from our community, agencies and youth organizations. Due to budgetary limits we have a waiting list of organizations who want their youth to have this experience. Your donation makes a BIG difference in the lives of these children.

Trail Guardian Program!
Protect & Preserve our local wildlands and trails. Attend our annual training to learn on-the-fly trail maintenance skills and get certified! Our Trail Guardians cover a documented 600 trail miles annually and even more undocumented miles on the trail. Over 3,000 bags of trash and debris have been collected on local trails since its inception in 2011. The OC Hiking Club is very proud to have a significant positive effect on our wildlands and trails.

By joining you must agree to and sign the OCHC ANNUAL PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT: http://www.oc-hiking....

Get Outdoors - Get Happy - Get Healthy!
Cumulatively the club has lost millions of pounds! We find that time spent in the outdoors is magical, healthy and healing. We have also seen that there is a great need for positive human contact and the social aspect of these family style hikes is a significant contributing factor to physical health as well as mental, spiritual and emotional wellness. The combination of time spent in nature coupled with positive human contact has powerful results.

---> CHECK with your doctor before starting any exercise program. You should be able to walk 3 miles comfortably before joining.

Yes, our beloved OC HIKING CLUB President Suki Reed writes for OC Register Outdoor’s Section every Monday! Her articles give insights on where to go hiking, how to get in shape, trail tips, helping kids in our community get outdoors and more. Over 100 articles online: http://www.ocregister...

Supported by your donation!
As a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit we are serve our community and are supported by member and corporate donations only. If you are in a position to support donations are requested. Each donation, big or small is CRITICAL to the continuation of our outdoor programs for kids and adults. How much does it cost to go to the gym? Please help us continue reconnecting our community with nature.

We are supported by love donations only!
DONATION LINK: http://www.oc-hiking....

All donations are tax deductible.


$35 – $55 Gift — Trail Partner — Donation noted next to name on OCHC meetup site. Trail Partners are eligible to attend club sponsored trips and eligible to add name/company in OCHC Business Directory.

$100 – $400 Gift — Wilderness Partner — Sponsor one or more Kids-in-Need-of-Nature on a life-changing hike. Wilderness Partners receive all of the above, plus a copy of "Suki's Backpacking Essentials" ebook and name on sponsor page.

$500 – $900 Gift — Mountain Partner — Sponsor five or more Kids-in-Need-of-Nature on a life-changing hike. Mountain Partners receive all of the above, plus a listing in the monthly newsletter.

$1,000 – $9,000 Gift — Peak Partner — Give ten or more Kids-in-Need-of-Nature an outdoor nature experience. A whole class can enjoy a day on the trail learning about and experiencing nature with caring adult mentors. Peak Partners receive all of the above, plus your company name/logo on website profile page for serving our community. Thank you for promoting wellness and reconnecting kids with nature!

$10,000 – $50,000+ Gift — Summit Partner — Make a significant impact on your community and give one hundred or more Kids-in-Need-of-Nature life changing outdoor nature experiences. Summit Partners receive all of the above, plus you will be profiled as a passionate donor with your name/logo on website profile page, and monthly newsletters. Significant donations allow us to reach out to new groups of kids in-crisis. Thank you for serving your community, promoting wellness and reconnecting kids with nature!

Hikeminded people from all walks of life (no pun intended). Hiking professionals include families, doctors, lawyers, teachers, scientists, engineers, business owners, CEO's, married couples, single people, housewives, househusbands, single parent families, traditional families, nontraditional families and people from all careers and cultures. Note: This is a family style hiking club not a dating club.

I just lost my job and now I have some extra time to hike
Come hike your cares away... during the economic downturn we are getting even more new members many of which “have always wanted to go hiking, but never had time.” And some members have had success finding new work OTT “On The Trail.”

Revocation of membership
The OC Hiking Club, its President and the Board of Directors, reserve the right to revoke the membership of any member without comment at any time for behavior deemed inappropriate or unsafe. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to refusal to follow directions of hike organizers during events; unwanted attention towards or harassment of a fellow member; hostile, rude or inappropriate treatment towards a fellow member; failure to follow safety guidelines established by the organization; failure to follow club bylaws; failure to comply with local, state, or federal regulations while engaged in club activities; etc.

NO SOLICITING! Do not solicit within OCHC, on the message board, profile or calendar. Solicitors will be removed from the club.

Email ALERT!
Because we utilize for our calendar interface we also are tied into the email system which does not allow us to remove individual email addresses. Please edit your email settings if you don't like email. Go to your profile and click on "email settings" to reduce email. Also note that automatically removes inactive members after 6 months. We apologize for this inconvenience. If you have been removed by this automatic feature, please rejoin.

OC Hiking Club consists of all ages, cultures, religions and we all agree on one thing - We LOVE hiking. Go forth and enjoy the abundance of nature through hiking and good friends.

See you on the trail! (-:

Suki Reed - President
Neil Fricke – Vice President

"Connecting people with nature!"

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About OC HIKING CLUB: Orange County's Hiking & Backpacking Group December 21, 2016 7:38 PM anonymous

Irvine, CA

Founded Sep 26, 2006


Suki Reed, John S., Sarah L

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