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.

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Moab Utah, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, Goblin State Park and more

Moab Utah, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, Goblin State Park and more Gong to Utah for a little over a week to visit some parks . Staying at a house in La Sal Utah right out of Moab. Will do day trips from there. More Info to follow soon. Questions Call Marc[masked] 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.

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.

Paddle Canoes thru Beautiful Huntington Harbor

Seabridge park

· We will paddle canoes through scenic Huntington Harbor. The paddle will be at an easy pace, (anyone can do this) about 2 hours, with a 15 minute break in the middle. This is a relaxing, safe way to introduce all to canoeing. Canoe boat rental $15.00 per person. If you have your own boat sign up and let me know your bringing it. Huntington Harbor in the northern portion of Huntington Beach encompasses five man made islands bounded by a network of navigable channels and the land surrounding them. Its waterways are lined with beautiful multi-million dollar homes, boat docks, yachts and the popular Duffy boats. Beach attire recommended in relation to the days weather forecast, Good to bring Gloves a Towel and possibly a change of clothes Canoe boat rental $15.00 per person. If you have your own boat sign up and let me know your bringing it. Please show up if you sign up. We have limited space available. Questions Call Marc[masked] 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.

Hike the Mesa Trail within the Arroyo Trabuco Wilderness

ABOUT THE HIKE: This is a 5 mile fast pace walk/hike. Our route begins from Ralph's Shopping Center in Rancho Santa Margarita, with a meet up in front of Golden Spoon Yogurt...we will start with a walk around Rancho Santa Margarita Lake to the back entry of O'Neill Regional Park...take the Mesa trail into the park...crossing Trabuco Creek within the beautiful Arroyo Trabuco...take Live Oak Trail to loop the lightly trafficked, oak shaded Edna Spaulding Trail...returning the same route to parking. These trails are multi-use and accessible year round. Total hike time will be about two hours. Dogs are not allowed on these wilderness trails. Wear shoes with good traction. POST HIKE CELEBRATION: There are several dining options in the Ralph's Center. In addition to yogurt, the center has patio dining. Happy, hungry, sunset hikers will have earned a treat! DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the 5 Freeway, take the Alicia Parkway exit heading north.... turn right on Santa Margarita Parkway heading east for about 3 miles, turn left into the Ralph's Center. DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and co-organizers assume no liability; walk and hike at your own risk. By being a member of this meet-up 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 meet-up group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

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