What we're about

Looking for like minded individuals to come together for hikes and other outdoor activities to promote fitness and well-being. We walk at a very brisk pace. If that is not your current pace, feel free to come out, but please realize that people will probably walk faster than you at the beginning and you can eventually adapt to meet the pace of the group. Please note that you are ultimately responsible for yourself, your safety and your ability to complete a hike or event. If you begin the activity, you must be able to complete it or successfully see yourself back to your vehicle. The organizer and other members cannot take responsibility for you. We believe in encouraging others to reach new potential and health benefits, but to also be mindful of their own abilities and to be patient to slowly adapt your abilities. While I would like to hike locally, often, I am hoping to keep it interesting and to add other locations...like Starved Rock, Matthiessen State Park, etc.

It is MANDATORY to post a picture of yourself, simply for the purpose of members being able to recognize you when you are joining us on events. It is a courtesy so that we all feel safe and welcomed!

I am a Certified Life Coach and my business, BenVia Life Coaching, is taking on the role of sponsor (covering the cost of running the site/organizer dues) of this group. I hope you enjoy your time with us!

Upcoming events (5+)

Hike the Riverview Park

Riverview Park

We will be hiking the Riverview trail of the Dupage River trail in Plainfield. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Riverview+Park/@41.6163244,-88.2040195,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880ef51b44854501:0x19d789e3d3b4fde6!8m2!3d41.6163244!4d-88.2018308?hl=en The walking/biking trail starts at Riverview Park, located on Naperville-Plainfield road just east of Route 59 and is behind Plainfield Lock Techs and the drive is just east of the tracks. It looks like you are going to an office building but the trail head is behind the building. This trail follows the ComEd right-of-way to a turnaround loop at 143rd Street. It will, eventually, be part of the 29-mile DuPage River Trail starting in Naperville and ending in Channahon. It provides an access point which allows people to use the river for canoeing, kayaking and tubing, and the path and bridge provide greater access for fishing,

Let's Hike at Renwick Community Park- 4 Miles

Renwick Community Park

Let's meet and hike, promptly at 5:35. This is a 4.3 mile hike, all levels and paces are welcome! I hope you can make it! See you in the parking lot by 5:35! Please be on time. If you are interested in going, please respond with the pace you intend to go so that like minded individuals will be encouraged to join us. Since you are responsible for your own pace, it is always a good idea to communicate with others. Please bring: A good attitude Decent walking shoes Dress in comfortable layers and according to weather forecast Drinking water and snacks

Hike Eaton Preserve Park, 4-5 miles

Eaton Preserve Park

WE WILL MEET AT THE PARKING LOT OFF OF 135th STREET JUST WEST OF PLAINFIELD/ NAPERVILLE RD. If you are running late, start out clockwise and you will run into us. This is a paved path that runs along the DuPage River. It is a 1 mile loop (similar length to Settler's Park) and I intend to do several. There is plenty of parking. There is barely any shade, so take that into consideration. This location looks like a nice convenient change of pace. A map is located under "files" on the "More" tab. See you there! Please bring: A good attitude Decent walking /hiking shoes Dress in comfortable layers and according to weather forecast Drinking water and snack

Hike the Riverview Park

Riverview Park

We will be hiking the Riverview trail of the Dupage River trail in Plainfield. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Riverview+Park/@41.6163244,-88.2040195,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880ef51b44854501:0x19d789e3d3b4fde6!8m2!3d41.6163244!4d-88.2018308?hl=en The walking/biking trail starts at Riverview Park, located on Naperville-Plainfield road just east of Route 59 and is behind Plainfield Lock Techs and the drive is just east of the tracks. It looks like you are going to an office building but the trail head is behind the building. This trail follows the ComEd right-of-way to a turnaround loop at 143rd Street. It will, eventually, be part of the 29-mile DuPage River Trail starting in Naperville and ending in Channahon. It provides an access point which allows people to use the river for canoeing, kayaking and tubing, and the path and bridge provide greater access for fishing,

Past events (1,139)

Let's Hike at Renwick Community Park- 4 Miles

Renwick Community Park

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