Suggested Travel & Outdoor Groups near California
Take a Hike - South Bay Women’s Hiking and More
San Jose, CA
Come spend time outdoors! This is a hiking, learn how to backpack, spend time with positive people and have good times. Most day hikes will be on the Peninsula, South Bay (East San Jose, Coyote Valley, etc) and East Bay and be moderate, 5-10 miles.
Considering group camping next summer, would love Lassen, Yosemite, Pinnacles and any other awesome place people can recommend. I'm also preparing to start backpacking and would love company is anyone else is considering too.
This group is for women only, you need to post an actual photo of yourself showing your face, including your eyes.
Your Profile Name has to be a name or at least two initials.
If you do not post an actual photo of yourself showing your face and your eyes or if you only use one initial as your Profile Name, your request to join will be declined.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: <br> <br>The organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a hike is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts of this Meetup group from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Our hike organizers are not responsible for your safety, these are always “Hike at your Own Risk” events. <br>
San Jose Mid-Week Hikers Group
San Jose, CA
This group was started to accommodate hikers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to go on organized hikes during the week. Whether due to mid-week days off, flexible work schedules, retirement or kids in school, if you have days/time off during the week and want to get out and enjoy the wonderful hiking we have in the bay area, this is the group for you. All hiking levels are encouraged to join and we welcome members of other hiking groups in the area as well. We welcome feedback and suggested hikes from members and we keep our organized hikes to fairly small groups (less than 20). We try to schedule several hikes each week. Our Hiking adventures tend to be 4-10 miles in length with varied levels of elevation change. They last between two and six hours normally. Please do not be discouraged if you are new to hiking. You can start by picking a shorter, easier outing.
Bay Area Hiking, Walking, Wellness Meetup
Palo Alto, CA
Welcome wellness, hiking, walking, and outdoors workout lovers far and wide!
Our group is for people who practice a healthy lifestyle and have a positive mindset. We are all about wellness, health and good energy. If you exercise regularly, enjoy outdoor workouts, and are able to hike/walk 5-8 miles without any health issues (please consult with your personal physician), then come join us.
Our meetup events have a very positive impact on people's lives, people meet, fall in love💘 meet new friends, better health, less stress, anxiety, depression, isolate being alone and got extra bonus for LOVE 💞
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently following CDC guidelines and protocol. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
And most importantly, if you are actively coughing, sneezing or feel sick, please wait until you are better to join us. We want all of you to feel safe and be well.
We are so lucky to live in the south bay area, where shaded tall tree forests, mountain trails with amazing views and beautiful sunset beach walks, are all nearby. We would love to hear your suggestions for new beautiful areas to explore together.
How Hiking Is Good for Body and Mind: https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/hiking-body-mind
In general, we host events mostly in the late morning, afternoon and evenings, so you can get your beauty sleep and get your work done early, giving you options to fit your personal schedule.
We’ll find most hiking and walking places under big tall trees or shaded, open space, amazing reviews in country parks without getting sunburns or too much sun exposure, at beaches with fresh ocean air or fresh ocean breeze, and beautiful sunsets.
If you would like to reunite with old friends or meet new people, while exercising outdoors, come join us. We look forward to meeting you, walking, hiking with you and making good memories together!
*Note: While the event will always remain free to attend, it does take time and money to make it happen, so if you feel like chipping in, donation and contribution would be greatly appreciated.
To support/keep our group alive and active, You can help!
Dr.Heidi kindly asks for a voluntary donation, to help keep things going. And a special Thanks to everyone who has already chipped in/helped/contributed.
Any amount would be greatly appreciated, accept cash in person or Venmo any time: https://venmo.com/HealingSea Your contribution will help us cover our costs and make our Meetups going even better.
People come to meetup events for free and they don't know that I have to pay meetup and other fees as an organizer to host events and spend a lot of time researching places and making sure that events run smoothly with no issues.
When you attend our group events, Implied consent is assumed that you're okay with being photographed without explicit written or oral permission. In case you don't want to be photographed, please feel free to let people know about.
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Bay Area Women's Midweek Hiking Group
We are a group of women who enjoy challenging weekday hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is not a group for beginners. Some of us are retired or with kids off to college, some are stay at home moms with school-age kids, others have flexible work schedules or are in between jobs. Some are international visitors/visa holders/green card holders or dual citizenships. Regardless, we all have time during weekdays when the trails are empty and parking is a breeze!
We mainly focus on peninsula, south bay, east bay, and coastal trails, but also plan excursions to Mt. Tam, Marin Headlands, and San Francisco urban hikes. Most hikes are 6-10 miles and moderate to strenuous with significant elevation gain of 1000-2000 feet elevation. Sometimes we do exploratory hikes and some hikes can include some scrambles - please be sure to read the entire hike description so you know what you are signing up for in advance. In order to keep to the planned schedule and keep the group moving, anyone unable to keep up will need to feel comfortable navigating their way back on their own.
All members can schedule a hike or suggest a hike, and are encouraged to do so through the meetup app! Let me know if you have questions on how to do this.
We throw in many dog-friendly hikes too! You can also join our Facebook page, where we post interesting articles, photos, and ideas for our next new trail.
We enjoy each others company and believe that friendly conversation is as much part of a good hike as the beautiful views! If this sounds good, please come join us- we would love to meet you!
•Can I bring my baby or toddler? Although we love kids, our hikes are not suitable for young children
• Can I bring my dog? Sometimes! I will specify which hikes are dog friendly. If you are bringing a new dog, just tell us a little about him/her in the comment section
Please note that for safety reasons, we have a 3 hiker minimum requirement. Unless we have at least 3 hikers confirmed 2 hours before the start of the hike, the hike will be cancelled. Thanks for your understanding!
Sunnyvale Hiking and Camping
Let's have fun hiking Bay Area Wide - both during the week (around 6 pm) and on weekends. We hike in the South Bay (San Jose/Santa Cruz), East Bay (Fremont, Newark, Oakland), Peninsula (Palo Alto - Redwood City - Woodside) and San Francisco.
We're adding (almost) monthly Camping Trips
We're open to suggestions - any time - of hikes and opened campgrounds.
People who come to our events are friendly and usually everyone who comes makes new friends inside and outside our group.
You need to post an actual photo of yourself showing your face, including your eyes. Failure to post a photo of yourself will result in a declining of your membership into our group.
We STRONGLY encourage you, if you have to, to cancel your reservation on Meetup 48 hours prior to the event.
Amazing Explorers ~ It's all about Travel & Adventure
San Jose, CA
Welcome to Amazing Explorers. We're a group for people who are up to explore and try anything new. We will show you the places you have never been to and give you experiences you never had, doing anything that excites you, whether it be food, hiking, camping, travel, adventure sports.
Join us on this adventure and lifelong memories.
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Ted's Hikes San Francisco/Marin Counties 7-12 miles
San Francisco, CA
Environmental Friendly hiking group, using public transportation to hiking trails throughout Marin and San Francisco counties. I have been a co-organizer through the meetup Bay area short hikes 5-8 miles for 2.5 years. I will be leading hikes with more miles and less speed. I want my hikers to enjoy their hikes, get a good workout, takes some photos and experience the beauty around them. So bring your smiles and let's hike some miles. See you on the next hike <br>Drivers, we will meet you at the trail head, <br>We will meet in the City and take bus or ferry to various trail heads in Marin Headlands, Mt Tam, and Pt Reyes Seashore. From there we start our hike.
Hiking and Happy Hour in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
We are a group of people who live in the Santa Cruz area and share a love of Hiking and Happy Hour.
We meet on weekday evenings for happy hour to discuss past and future hiking and camping adventures.
Our weekend hikes are usually in the 8-15 mile range.
We occasionally plan other outdoor activities such as; bonfires, bbq's, camping etc.
San Francisco, CA
TSX started in 2011 with a single expedition across the Sierras... 10 years later and we have grown to provide treks all over the Sierras and in the Grand Canyon! Our crown jewel is still our week long Trans-Sierra navigation which finishes with a summit of Mt. Whitney but we have added 5 day treks in John Muir Wilderness and 3 night descents into the Grand Canyon. These trips are open to everyone and are doable for every skill level (we have had participants ages 11-70 make it up Mt. Whitney).
We provide free online classes and events on a weekly basis to help educate and inspire people about backpacking. Whether you are new to the outdoors or an experienced adventurer, get inspired by joining a TSX online event that’s right for you!
NOTE: We are still trying to figure out linking Meet Up with our events page. Please make sure you sign up on our website for our events to make sure you reserve a spot!
Coming Soon - In person training hikes around SF Bay. All are welcome whether you have signed up for one of our trips or not!
Check out our website for more details or if you are interested in signing up for a trek:
Castro Valley, CA
We are a group of casual and social recreational hikers that meet for weekend half day hikes (and a few mid-week hikes) where we live, work and play, in the beautiful hills of the San Francisco Bay Area! Special urban hikes in San Francisco are also be featured. Come and enjoy some fun hikes with us and meet other active people with many common interests. Friendly dogs are welcome to join us for on many of our hikes.
All liability questions must be answered with, "Yes." for your acceptance into the group.
HIKERS PLEASE NOTE :
The majority of the hikes that are currently posted are rated MODERATE DIFFICULTY - occasionally we will post some easier and sometimes if the group requests , some a little harder , maybe longer . By signing up to hike / attend our weekly hiking events you should have some Hiking experience with being able to keep up with the group (22-25 min per mile) . In order to finish the hike in the described time allotted , Please Note : It is not our intention to hike the pace of the slowest hiker . Out of respect for other hikers and their experience, please understand your own physical ability and select hikes that are within your comfort range ! The Organizers wish to remind all members of this group that we are merely hike planners and have discovered some interesting trails in the East Bay Hills to share with other like minded outdoor enthusiasts.
5-7 mile day hikes each weekend; an occasional longer one for the challenge. Hikers with a spirit for outdoor adventure and those seeking a weekend workout are encouraged to stop by and check us out !
Hiking in Marin: Mountains, Meadows, Marshes and Mist
Mill Valley, CA
This group is for everyone who wants to explore the stunning beauty and remarkable trails of verdant Marin County. We spend much of our time hiking among the majestic redwoods, but we'also take advantage of Marin's glorious coastal-trail views, its high peaks, and its many streams and waterfalls -- sometimes all in the same hike!
Many of our hikes are fairly moderate in both distance and pace, though we do mix in longer hikes with more vertical, as well as occasional beginner hikes. But regardless of distance, virtually all of our hikes are limited in attendance, so that we can ensure everyone's safety and attempt to keep the group together as much as possible. Smaller groups also make for a more intimate, natural experience in the wilderness, which is particularly important to us because we like to get off the well-known trails as much as possible. There are plenty of 100-hikers-and-a-cloud-of-dust groups on Meetup, rampaging along the fire roads. This is not one of them.
Because we limit numbers, the majority of our hikes have wait lists. If you join a waitl ist, you are expected to monitor it, and your email, to find out whether you have moved up to confirmed. RSVPs and wait lists will close at 5 pm the night before the hike, and no one will move up after that time, so you don't have to worry about a late-night promotion to confirmed that you don't see until the next morning. 5 pm the night before is also the deadline for anyone on the confirmed list to cancel an RSVP.
PLEASE NOTE: If you fail to show up for a hike with a wait list, or cancel at the last minute, you'll be removed from the group. It's a one-strike policy. Be fair -- let someone else have your spot when you decide not to go.
If all of that sounds good, then please join us as we explore the striking beauty awaiting us in our local forests, mountains and coastal trails.
Let's go hiking in Marin!
Bay Area - Hike On!
Pleasant Hill, CA
Anyone interested in a fun social hiking experience, should consider joining our friendly group. The hikes are mostly moderate in difficulty, though more challenging hikes (and some easy) are often posted (and identified as such). The hikes are usually 6 to 10 miles in length (3 to 5 hours) in the San Francisco Bay Area, primarily in the East Bay (e.g. Walnut Creek, Oakland, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Antioch). We hike as a group at a moderate 20 to 23 minute pace, stopping intermittently to keep the group together. Dogs are welcome on most of our hikes where the parks/trails permit.
The Bay Area has a number of incredibly beautiful regional and state parks. Joining a group such as ours is the best way to be introduced to the diverse outdoor adventures available in our wonderful area. There is no cost to join the group or attend the hikes. I do request you post a recognizable picture of yourself.
South Bay Indoor / Outdoor Activities Group (SBIO)
Events are now in-person. Let's stay safe-- wear masks when possible and follow safety precautions.
We're a fun & friendly group that enjoys a variety of activities. We have regular meetups for going to the beach, hiking, bowling, tennis, volunteering. There are also meetups for softball, working-out, house parties, dancing, happy hours, ice skating, movie nights, kickball, game nights, volleyball, frisbee, eating out, the list goes on and on! Everyone strives to be friendly and welcoming at our events, so you'll have a lot of fun when you come out for an activity. See you out there!
With your RSVP, please make every effort to make it. Last minute cancellations and no-shows are not permitted. We ask you do make every effort to make events as we want our events to be as fun and attending as possible!
We welcome anyone to be an Event Organizer. If you are interested, please send a private message to Jay.
North Bay 50+ Nature and Outdoors
San Rafael, CA
This is an inclusive group for 50+ people of all backgrounds. All are welcome! Focused on nature appreciation, we walk at a leisurely pace and take breaks to smell the flowers, listen to birds, check out views, and take photos. We don't hike fast. Join us if you're interested in hiking, wildflowers, birdwatching, natural history, geology, outdoor photography, nature-themed lectures and documentaries, etc. Based in Marin and Sonoma County, we occasionally explore other locales as well. Join us!
South Bay Ramblers Hiking Group
San Jose, CA
THIS MEETUP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW MEMBERS. Our hikes are for adults only and no dogs please (thank you for your understanding). The South Bay Ramblers is a Bay Area hiking group that was formed in the South Bay with the goal of gathering people together to have fun, while getting plenty of exercise and making new friends. The South Bay Ramblers Hiking Group has been in existence since 2005 and we have been offering community hikes at least twice monthly since that time. Information about some of our past hikes and events can also be found on the South Bay Ramblers Blog or on Instagram at SouthBayRambles.
Our hikes generally cover six to ten miles and can be fairly strenuous. Our group has many wonderful organizers who are avid hikers who post regular hikes on our schedule. RSVPs open two weeks prior to the scheduled hike. We welcome and encourage all our members to help us lead hikes for the group.
Our hikes frequent the local Santa Clara County Parks, Open Space Preserves and Santa Cruz Mountains. Occasionally, we venture to Marin or the East Bay and sometimes organize other fun outings such as kayaking, day trips to places like Pinnacles, Ano Nuevo State Park, Redwood Zip Lines and other local attractions.
We have a mandatory $12 membership dues to cut down on non-participation and to assist us in the cost of running our meet-up site, paying for essentials at our picnic and other events and the time and effort involved in running an active group. If you would like to lead at least one hike a year, or help in planning hikes/events, your membership dues can be waived.
Please read our Hiking Disclaimer before joining the South Bay Ramblers Hiking Group. By joining this group, you agree to all the terms and conditions of this waiver. We also recommend you explore our About page to discover a little more about how we run our group.
West Coast Mountain Bikers
San Jose, CA
Welcome to West Coast Mountain Bikers!
Our group’s purpose is simple. We want to get people out riding whenever and wherever possible. As the Organizer of WCMB, I’m dedicated to helping people get out on the bike more often. I don’t care if you ride every day of the week or just a few times a month. I don’t care if you only ride with us or if you ride with lots of different groups. Mountain Biking for me is a passion that I want to share with everyone I meet. We don't care whether you're a hardened veteran that has seen the sport grow from fully rigid 21-speed bikes to the super machines they are today or someone who just bought their first mountain bike. We don't care if you if this is your first time riding in a group or if you're a member of every mountain biking social group there is.
My team of organizers and I have one simple goal: Try our best to provide you all with the absolute best rides. My team is made up of people from all walks of life from all over the Bay Area. We have Organizers representing nearly every part of the Bay including… the South Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, Santa Cruz and even the Central Valley and we all love to ride and share the ride with others.
Our rides will range from After-work social meetups and workouts to full on epic rides. We ride everywhere, including places that are off the radar of other groups. We ride all the local favorites, i.e. Fremont Older, Arastradero, Santa Teresa, Alum Rock, etc. as well as all the popular spots further outside our immediate area. Some of our favorites include Demo Forest, El Corte de Madera, Fort Ord, and the Many State parks nearby. We’ve also ventured to Tahoe, Downieville, Boggs and many more. As the years progress we will undoubtedly be adding even more exciting and fun places to our ride portfolio.
All of our rides will follow a no-drop policy. If you show up for a ride we’ll make sure you get out with us. Don’t worry about coming out and slowing people down. That sort of fence sitting will never get you out with a group. Come on out with us and we’ll look out for you. No one will be left behind on our rides.
If you ever have questions about how we rate rides or anything else please feel free to email me. I’m always willing to help a fellow rider, especially ones just getting started. We may not be the biggest group in the Bay but we are the best. I will always go out of my way to make my members feel welcome and appreciated. I also promise to never kick you out for not making it to a ride, I understand things happen. If you have idea for a ride or want to help out with hosting events, let me know. I'm always looking for passionate riders that love to share their passion with others on the trails.
Above everything else I just want people to get out and ride.
West Coast Mountain Bikers