What we're about

While this group is primarily focused on hiking, we also enjoy other forms of outdoor fun such as canoeing, biking, kayaking, camping and backpacking.... and a variety of special events including concerts, beach parties, museum, garden, art and holiday walks.

Our success is based in part on our ability to increase the fun factor of outdoor events, often including a social activity such as picnics that include food and beverage. Our organizers also design conditioning hikes that are intended to enhance aerobic fitness and endurance. Our group has peaked virtually all the major mountains in Southern California, including Mt. Whitney. We strive to offer the most fun and scenic outdoor activities available to residents of Orange County.... events that are both in and out of area.

Our group is diverse, including young/middle/senior ages, singles and couples, and a mix of people with differing racial/ethnic/cultural/religious/political backgrounds. The unity of the Sunset Hikes Meetup centers on our shared love of fun, outdoor activities.

We do NOT ask for donations to support our administrative costs or charitable pursuits, however we do ask that you actively and enthusiastically participate in our events. So come on out! Make new friends, get some exercise, and enjoy the great outdoors. We are all about having fun!

Check out the "Our Calendar" tab for a schedule of upcoming activities. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon....

We welcome you to the Sunrise to Sunset Hiking family!

Disclaimer:

Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

Upcoming events (5+)

Learn First Aid 3 Hrs + 1 Hour on Wilderness FA "Thing's all hikers should know"

DON'T SIGN UP UNLESS YOU ARE SURE YOU WILL BE GOING. WE HAVE LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE SPECIAL PRICE FOR MEETUP MEMBERS AND GUESTS: $35 Class will take 4 hours Basic First Aid Basic First Aid was created to help students develop basic first aid knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and is consistent with recommendations of the 2010 National First Aid Science Advisory Board and OSHA’s best practices for first aid training programs in Course topics • First Aid Provider—Legal Considerations • Recognizing an Emergency • Deciding to Help • Personal Safety • Disease Transmission • Universal Precautions • Primary Assessment • Recovery Position • Ongoing Assessment • Control of Bleeding • Internal Bleeding • Managing Shock • Amputation • Impaled Object • Open Chest Injury • Open Abdominal Injury • Head, Neck, or Back Injury • Brain Injury • Swollen, Painful, Deformed Limb • Eye Injuries • Nosebleed • Injured Tooth • Burns • Stroke • Diabetic Emergencies • Seizure • Asthma • Severe Allergic Reaction • Pain, Severe Pressure, or Discomfort In Chest • Severe Abdominal Pain • Poisoning • Bites and Stings • Heat Emergencies • Cold Emergencies • Emergency Moves • Emotional Considerations. Plus we will spend an hour focusing on Wilderness First Aid Students will receive a 2 year Basic First Aid Card Bring cash or a check the day of the class Contact Marc if you have any questions:[masked]

Sunday Sunset Hike on San Clemente's Sea Summit and Beach Trails

Outlets at San Clemente

ABOUT THE HIKE: We meetup at Starbucks in the San Clemente Factory Outlet Mall and window shop the Mall to start the hike. (Arrive early or stay after if you wish to shop!) We proceed down the beautiful Sea Summit Trail with magnificent vistas of the Pacific Ocean to the beach. The hike is timed to enjoy the sunset on the boardwalk out to and back from the San Clemente Pier. Our return is a loop back up the Sea Summit trail to the Mall for an optional post hike celebration. This is an approximate four mile, two hour advanced beginner hike with 300 feet of elevation gain/loss. The mostly dirt trail is well maintained with some stairs. Note that the Mall closes at 8 PM so we will hiking at a steady moderate pace with re-group stops at trail junctions and vista points. Hike time will be approximately two hours. The hike is dog friendly. ABOUT THE POST HIKE CELEBRATION: Stay for an optional dinner on the Mall patio with several dining choices that include Ruby's Diner, U-Swirl for yogurt, and Slapfish for seafood and the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. The Mall has over 55 stores plus over 10 dining opportunities. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Take Interstste 5 to San Clemente... Exit the freeway at Avenita Pico heading toward the ocean... Turn right on Avenida Vista Hermosa... Turn right into the Mall parking lot with plenty of FREE parking. We meetup in front of Starbucks at the entry to the Mall. DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

Whiting Ranch Conditioning Loop

Wahoo's Fish Taco

Morning conditioning loop hike following Serrano Creek Trail, up Dreaded Hill to Billy Goat, Four Corners and down via Cactus Hill and Sleepy Hollow, returning to Serrano Creek trail. Distance: 7 miles, gain of 1000 feet. Bring adequate water (1-2 liters minimum recommended), hiking shoes/boots with good tread, hat and a snack. Hiking poles are helpful on BillyGoat section. We will stay together as a group, and take a short break at Four Corners. End time is approximate, depending on group's pace. Disclaimer: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

Good Morning San Clemente Wet Sand Hike w/ Breakfast@The Fishermen's on the Pier

This is great way to start the day here at the San Clemente Pier. The Fishermen's Restaurant has beautiful Ocean Views. We will see surfers and keep a look out for marine life. About the Hike: We will be walking out onto the Pier to warm up and then we walk down to the Wet Sand. If the tide is extremely high we will walk on the dirt path that runs along the Beach and Train Tracks. We will walk on the Wet Sand till we get to the crossing to go up to Calafia Beach Park. We will have a Restroom Break and then we will continue our Wet Sand Hike till 9am and then turn around and head back towards the Pier. Sometimes we may do things differently due to Weather, Tides or just because:) We walk from 8am-9:30am then breakfast. **This is an Advanced Beginners Hike due to the Wet Sand Hike** Optional: The last 15-20 minutes you have an opportunity to run/walk with me. Whether you are use to it or would like to condition for it. We will go at our own pace. About Breakfast: (optional) The Fishermen's is situated at the base of the Pier. We will try our best to get Seaside Seating. This is a Special Spot. Check out the Menu: thefishermansrestaurantsanclemente.com What to bring: You will need shoes of some kind. Slip-on shoes or water shoes would be best. Even if you want to walk barefoot on the wet sand you will need your shoes. You may want to wear a sweat shirt, hat, sunglasses and bring water. About Parking: You can park in the parking lot off Del Mar for $1.50 per hour or street meter parking. Off Del Mar on Ave Santa Barbara you probably could find free parking up or down hill. At 7:45am in the morning this is where I have been parking. DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

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