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What we’re about

Trail Dames is hiking club for women of a curvy nature. However, all women are welcome! The Dames are a group of women who are looking for a chance to get out and see the beauty that this world has to offer. We hike slowly, enjoying every second, because we know that it is not the destination that is important, but the journey. And when we reach the top of every mountain, you will find us doing the "Dance of the Real Woman" and celebrating the life that is in us all!

Trail Dames Membership Information:

All women are invited to join the Dames for a few hikes before becoming an official member, so come try us out!

Membership includes:

-The quarterly newsletter. Keep up to date on all things Dame and learn tips of hiking, backpacking and living the life of a Dame!

- A trail Dames patch to show your spirit

-Special discounts and coupons from outdoor companies for Trail Dames only

-Admittance to all Trail Dames hikes

-Special discount on Trail Dames special events

Membership details and application can be found at our website:

A message from your Head Dames:

Originally The Trail Dames of New York, we realized that it made sense to split into two sister chapters--The Trail Dames of the Lower Hudson Valley and The Trail Dames of the Capital District, both extensions of the original Trail Dames group out of Duluth, Georgia. We are a growing national movement working to empowering all women on and off the trail! Come out and meet us!

For more info about Trail Dames and our sister organization, the Trail Dames Charitable Foundation go to We invite you to come try a few hikes with us! Then once you are hooked, join us as a member. 100% of funds go towards the organization, and no member, leader, or Head Dame is paid for their time. Trail Dames, Inc. is a 501©7 non-profit organization.

Feel free to join both New York Meetups and cover more of New York State with Carrieann and Rebecca (or Bec as most people call her.)

Trail Dames of the Lower Hudson Valley: Hike with Bec!

Trail Dames of the Capital District: Hike with Carrieann!

Looking forward to adventuring with you!

Hikingly yours,

Bec & Laura (now Carrieann!)