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What we’re about

The Berkeley Path Wanderers Association is an all-volunteer non-profit established in 1998. We are dedicated to the creation and preservation of Berkeley's public paths, stairways, and walkways for the enjoyment of all.
We lead free group walks and hikes in and around Berkeley to promote Berkeley's (not-so) secret paths and to get people walking in this beautiful town. The walks are publicized on our website, newsletter, Facebook, and now Meetup. To learn more about Berkeley's paths and the Path Wanderers, check out

Frequently asked questions about our walks:

Cost - All walks are free and all walk leaders are unpaid volunteers. If you are so inclined, you can donate to support the paths at Donations are tax-deductible and go towards path building and maintenance by our non-profit group.

Participation - For some events, you may be advised and expected to have a certain level of physical ability and stamina to participate in the activity. There are inherent risks with any activity. By participating, you agree that you are solely responsible for your own safety at all times.

Attendance Policy - Please RSVP to events only if you plan on attending. Be sure to update your RSVP if your attendance plans change, and avoid last-minute changes whenever possible. Chronic no-shows will be removed from the group.

Dog/Pet Policy - With the exception of service animals which are always welcome, dogs are permitted at events only if expressly stated in the event description. For the safety and comfort of members, dogs should be leashed at all times.

Child Policy - There are no special accommodations made for kids (i.e., they need to keep up... although a lot of times we are the ones who need to keep up with them :) It is your responsibility to read the event description and decide whether the activity is suitable for your kids.

No Soliciting - Please do not promote your business/ product/ service/ fundraiser or fee-based event of any kind to group members or organizers. This restriction includes yoga classes, climbing workshops, salsa lessons, run/walk fundraisers, product/app launches, etc. Anything and everything that is promotional is not appropriate for this group. Please do not suggest promotional events or discussions or you will be banned from the group. The group does not accept sponsorships and does not promote any products, services, or causes. There is absolutely NO marketing to members—no exceptions. Organizers will not answer soliciting messages.

Questions? If you have questions about an upcoming event, please post a comment or email