What we're about

Want to hike with others but cannot meet early in the am or hike for 4-6 hours? Do you find yourself hanging in the back of the pack with the sweep on other meetup hikes? Then, this is the group for you!

We are slower walkers (25-30mins per mile) that like to enjoy the scenery and the company. It’s more than just exercise and getting through the route as fast as you can. Walking in nature clears your mind and allows you to reconnect with yourself and your surroundings.

Our hikes will usually be 3 to 5 miles in Contra Costa and Bay Area. Explore the trails with us! All ages welcome.

Upcoming events (2)

Ridgetop Trail Sunset Hike from Sousa Drive (3 miles)

Sousa Drive Entrance to Acalanes Open Space

Join Danielle on our sunset hike on Acalanes Ridge. We will catch a 360 degree view of the sunset on top of the ridge which sits between Walnut Creek and Lafayette. We will also get to enjoy gorgeous views of the valley, hills and Mt. Diablo. Approximately 3-mile loop with 3 steepish hills (don't worry we will take it slow). Partially paved. Meet at the trailhead at the end of Sousa Drive in Walnut Creek. Please park on the street, and be mindful of the residents. More detailed driving instructions here: http://www.wcosf.org/enjoy/entrances.html It can get windy at the Ridge, so please bring layers. Wear comfortable hiking clothes and sturdy shoes with good traction. Bring poles and water. The start time will get earlier as we get closer to Fall, so please check the time before attending. I am limiting the number of hikers, so we can do our best to maintain a 6-foot physical distance. Please respect the comfort levels of others. Do not attend this hike if you're experiencing any cold or flu symptoms, have a compromised immune system, or if you've been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19. I will not be wearing a mask, but feel free to wear one if that makes you more comfortable. We will hike at an average to slower pace (25-30 mins per mile) so we can enjoy the experience while we get the heart pumping. Please update your RSVP if you cannot attend, so as many people as possible can enjoy this hike. Look forward to seeing everyone! LIABILITY WAIVER** By joining The Sweeps Hiking Group for any event, you hereby release it's organizers, hosts and participants from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that you now have, or may have in the future, for illness, injuries, damages, death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature, arising in whole or in part out of the activities, advice or information contained herein. By participating in this event, you assume all risks of injury, damage, and economic loss, without limitation, and release providers of all liability. It is advisable to consult your doctor before you participate in any physical event or hiking activity. The organizer is not trained for emergency or medical services.

Ridgetop Trail Sunset Hike from Sousa Drive (3 miles)

Sousa Drive Entrance to Acalanes Open Space

Join Danielle on our sunset hike on Acalanes Ridge. We will catch a 360 degree view of the sunset on top of the ridge which sits between Walnut Creek and Lafayette. We will also get to enjoy gorgeous views of the valley, hills and Mt. Diablo. Approximately 3-mile loop with 3 steepish hills (don't worry we will take it slow). Partially paved. Meet at the trailhead at the end of Sousa Drive in Walnut Creek. Please park on the street, and be mindful of the residents. More detailed driving instructions here: http://www.wcosf.org/enjoy/entrances.html It can get windy at the Ridge, so please bring layers. Wear comfortable hiking clothes and sturdy shoes with good traction. Bring poles and water. The start time will get earlier as we get closer to Fall, so please check the time before attending. I am limiting the number of hikers, so we can do our best to maintain a 6-foot physical distance. Please respect the comfort levels of others. Do not attend this hike if you're experiencing any cold or flu symptoms, have a compromised immune system, or if you've been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19. I will not be wearing a mask, but feel free to wear one if that makes you more comfortable. We will hike at an average to slower pace (25-30 mins per mile) so we can enjoy the experience while we get the heart pumping. Please update your RSVP if you cannot attend, so as many people as possible can enjoy this hike. Look forward to seeing everyone! LIABILITY WAIVER** By joining The Sweeps Hiking Group for any event, you hereby release it's organizers, hosts and participants from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that you now have, or may have in the future, for illness, injuries, damages, death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature, arising in whole or in part out of the activities, advice or information contained herein. By participating in this event, you assume all risks of injury, damage, and economic loss, without limitation, and release providers of all liability. It is advisable to consult your doctor before you participate in any physical event or hiking activity. The organizer is not trained for emergency or medical services.

Past events (74)

Ridgetop Trail Sunset Hike from Sousa Drive (3 miles)

Sousa Drive Entrance to Acalanes Open Space

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