THE ORANGE COUNTY HIKING CLUB
#1 Hiking & Backpacking group in Southern California.
A charitable nonprofit serving our community.
"Nature-empowering our community!"
Welcome Hikers & Backpackers,
Join "hikeminded" people on beginning to advanced walks, hikes, and outdoor adventures with over 1000 family style hikes annually. Come connect with nature and explore Southern CA; hike coastal hills, forests, lakes, rivers, streams, waterfalls, deserts and bag a peak.
Over 1000 volunteer led hikes and outdoor events annually! Choose beginning to advanced walks, hikes, trips and backpacking adventures, year round. Local and out of town, come explore the beautiful area we live in with hiking and backpacking trips to the San Bernardino Mountains, Cleveland National Forest, San Gabriel Mountains, Yosemite, Catalina, Sierras, Arizona, Utah and more.
View Annual Report: http://www.oc-hiking.com/files/OC_Hiking_Cl...
OC Hiking Club thanks our Sponsors:
Kids in Need of Nature Program
Taking at-risk youth outdoors. This program receives high praises from local agencies and organizations.
Trail Guardians Program
Join our trail stewardship program to protect and preserve our wildlands and trails.
HOW DO I JOIN?
1. JOIN MEETUP & VIEW calendar events: http://www.meetup.com/OC-HIKING-com/
2. LOOK FOR WELCOME EMAIL sent when membership request is processed.
3. SIGN online Annual Participant Agreement and pay annual dues before attending 1st hike.
Main website: www.OC-Hiking.com
View our Annual Report: http://www.oc-hiking.com/files/OC_Hiking_Cl...
How to start
See your doctor before swapping the TV remote for hiking boots. Then go pick a walk, hike, or peak bagging trip and begin your adventure.
OC Hiking Club Mission Statement
Orange County Hiking Club, a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit exists to promote physical, mental, and emotional wellness through connection with nature. In addition to outdoor recreation for members 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 nature-empowerment and promote a deeper understanding of nature, health and leadership in the great outdoors.
"Nature-empowering our community!"
Copyright (c) 2006-2017 OC Hiking Club, All rights reserved.
The OC Hiking Club/Hike Everywhere is a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible.
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View our Grants & Awards!
Online - Suki's articles on trail tips and Southern California hiking.
OC REGISTER / OCHC SoCal Wildflower Photo Contest.
A grant from REI helps launch OC Hiking Club's Trail Guardians.
Thank you to OC Parks for their generous sponsorship.
OCHC is honored to be awarded a grant for our Kids-in-Need-of-Nature.
List of local hikes and hike brochures.
Read how we nature-empower at-risk youth.
Info on dangerous bugs, plants, animals, tips on CA hiking.
Meet our volunteers - thank um for their great hikes - Link
The American Hiking Society promotes and protects foot trails.
9,443 Hikers in OC
9,744 Happy Meetup Hikers
1,893 Casual Hikers
7,886 Hikers for Friendship and Health
858 OC Rock Climbers