What we're about
THIS MEETUP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW MEMBERS. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN THE FUTURE. Our hikes are for adults only and no dogs please (thank you for your understanding). The South Bay Ramblers is a Bay Area hiking group that was formed in the South Bay with the goal of gathering people together to have fun, while getting plenty of exercise and making new friends. The South Bay Ramblers Hiking Group has been in existence since 2005 and we have been offering community hikes at least twice monthly since that time. Information about some of our past hikes and events can also be found on the South Bay Ramblers Blog (http://www.southbayramblers.com/) or on Instagram at SouthBayRambles.
Our hikes generally cover six to ten miles and can be fairly strenuous. Our group has many wonderful organizers who are avid hikers who post regular hikes on our schedule. RSVPs open two weeks prior to the scheduled hike. We welcome and encourage all our members to help us lead hikes for the group.
Our hikes frequent the local Santa Clara County Parks, Open Space Preserves and Santa Cruz Mountains. Occasionally, we venture to Marin or the East Bay and sometimes organize other fun outings such as kayaking, day trips to places like Pinnacles, Ano Nuevo State Park, Redwood Zip Lines and other local attractions.
We have a mandatory $12 membership dues to cut down on non-participation and to assist us in the cost of running our meet-up site, paying for essentials at our picnic and other events and the time and effort involved in running an active group. If you would like to lead at least one hike a year, or help in planning hikes/events, your membership dues can be waived.
Please read our Hiking Disclaimer (http://www.meetup.com/SouthBayRamblersHikingGroup/pages/South_Bay_Ramblers_Hiking_Disclaimer/) before joining the South Bay Ramblers Hiking Group. By joining this group, you agree to all the terms and conditions of this waiver (http://www.meetup.com/SouthBayRamblersHikingGroup/pages/South_Bay_Ramblers_Hiking_Disclaimer/). We also recommend you explore our About (http://www.meetup.com/SouthBayRamblersHikingGroup/about/) page to discover a little more about how we run our group.