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Bay Area Hiking, Walking, Wellness Meetup

Palo Alto, CA

Bay Area Hiking, Walking, Wellness Meetup

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.


❤️Professional service available: American Heart Association (AHA) BLS-CPR, Heartsaver CPR, First Aid courses Book appointment online: ​https://visibook.com/ahacprfirstaid You will get 2 Certificates from AHA good for 2 years after you finish the course


☯️ Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Pain, Infertility, Anti-Aging, Beauty, Stress and Emotional Balance. Available Book appointment online: https://visibook.com/healingsea​

2478 members · Public

Take a Hike - South Bay Women’s Hiking and More

San Jose, CA

Take a Hike - South Bay Women’s Hiking and More

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.

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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.

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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>

599 members · Private

Hiking in Marin: Mountains, Meadows, Marshes and Mist

Mill Valley, CA

Hiking in Marin: Mountains, Meadows, Marshes and Mist

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!

916 members · Private

Bay Area Spice of Lifers 55+ ~ Alate Events & Adventures

San Ramon, CA

Bay Area Spice of Lifers 55+ ~ Alate Events & Adventures

SOCIAL GROUP FOR FUN FUN FUN, JOIN US AND LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST WITH FRIENDS! <br>

Alate Meaning: Winged Like, the word is comprised of the Latin roots āla meaning "wing" and the suffix -ate which was used in Latin to make a word an adjective. "You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?"

Joining Alate Events & Adventures will allow you to Spread your Wings and try activities you have always wanted to, but maybe just did not have anyone to do them with or you did not know how to plan it out and make it happen. This group is made up mostly of members in their mid to late 50's and 60's. 

The planning will be done for you! So come out of your shell, come out of yourself, Spread Your Wings and Grow. Come and share in the fun of various events & adventures such as theme parties, dancing, concerts, dining, rafting, bowling, kayaking, motorcycle riding, hiking, cruising, overnight trips, day trips, wine tasting, the options are endless. Each event will post the descriptions and details for you to determine if it's a good fit for you. For example if a motorcycle ride is posted and you do not own a bike, ride a bike or want to be a passenger then this would not be the event for you to sign up for. But if you like to ride bicycles and a bike riding event is posted then this would be right up your alley.

And just think, you don’t have to go it alone, you will always have a group to share the experiences with.

Join the group if you are in the age range of 55+

Activities could be small intimate affairs to large group events. Events will be held in various locations from the East Bay, South Bay, Tri -Valley and more.

There may be times when events are posted as an FYI Un-hosted only to share the information with the members. I might not be attending to host them. In these cases I will ask the members if there is someone who would like to step in as the Event Host and if no volunteers then it will be marked as Un-hosted Event. So still do RSVP so that other members know who will be going and then you can make arrangements for carpooling, meeting up etc.

Some activities may have a charge involved and PayPal will be used when required for payments to be remitted.

If you like variety and you like to stay active then join us and get ready to Spread Your Wings!

I ask for a minimal annual dues of $10 to assist in paying the meetup dues of $200 per year. You can pay it via Zelle, PayPal or Cash. Message me to arrange payment. If you want to attend an event or two first then after two then they should be paid.

****Be sure to read the group guidelines posted under the More tab/ Files Section, they are subject to change as the group evolves.

An actual profile picture of "you" is required to join please. Not your pet, or a flower or the sunset but of your face.

No Show Policy, The goal is to provide everyone with a wonderful experience. When someone is a “no-show” it can keep the group waiting, leaves spots empty and it’s not fair to our events host at reserved seating events and it's certainly not fair to members on the wait list who might have been able to attend. The spirit of this rule is to encourage attendance so that all our members can look forward to a good turnout at our events. A "no show' can be immediate grounds for group removal. 

A “no-show” is someone who signs up for an event and does not attend the event. If a member fails to attend one event during the calendar year in which they RSVP’d “yes” to, that member may be removed from the Meetup group. We understand that last minute things happen, but failing to let us know beforehand or making a habit of not showing up will result in being removed.

Late Cancel: Canceling an event one to two days prior is considered late, and also grounds for removal if this becomes consistent.

#####This meetup group, organizer and home hosts can not be held liable for any issues you may have by choosing to participate in an event as described. Upon attending said events you are accepting all liability for your actions and decisions. If anyone appears to be intoxicated at a home event, you will be asked for your keys and to get a ride home and return the next day for your car.

1080 members · Private

West Coast Mountain Bikers

San Jose, CA

West Coast Mountain Bikers

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.

-David B.

President

West Coast Mountain Bikers

3132 members · Public

East Bay Ramblers

Oakland, CA

East Bay Ramblers

Welcome to East Bay Ramblers! This group is all about hiking for fun and fitness. We hike on weekday mornings...and also on weekends. If you love to hike, this is the group for you!

Some things you should know about the group:

    • Hikes will normally be in the 4 - 10 mile range. 

    • We average a speed of 2.5 - 3.0 mph. 

    • Each hike posted will indicate the length and difficulty you can expect. Please be considerate of other’s time and only sign up for hikes within your physical ability that you can complete within the time allotted.

    • 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. 

    • We wait at trail junctions to keep the group together, but as soon as stragglers are within sight the group will start off. 

    • There will be hills! You will need to be comfortable walking up and down steep hills. 

    • Most hikes are held in our beautiful East Bay Regional Parks with some excursions into State Parks and water district properties such as EBMUD and CCWD. We also occasionally organize urban hikes and trips to other regional park systems. 

    • Some hikes, but not all, will be DOG FRIENDLY and allow off-leash hiking. Some hikes will be on-leash and some will not allow dogs at all. Each hike will be clearly marked as either Dogs Off-leash, Dogs On-leash, or No Dogs. 

    • We are not professional hike leaders and don't have first-aid  training. Participants must be responsible for their own safety and well-being. 

This is a very social group. We like to talk, laugh, and enjoy ourselves while getting our exercise out on the trail. In the Bay Area we are incredibly lucky to be surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of open space filled with hiking trails. Join us as we explore and meet new friends!

PLEASE READ  LIABILITY DISCLAIMER:

By joining East Bay Ramblers you agree to the following: 

1.  I acknowledge that the group organizer and assistant organizers for this group are NOT guides or trip leaders. We have no training or qualifications as guides or trip leaders. East BayHiking Meetup is a social group for organizing hikes. All hikers are responsible for themselves, their dog(s), their guest(s) and any event that occurs to or because of them.

2. I agree to abide by the rules of the park where the hike is held. 

3. I acknowledge that I and other participants may be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury to me, my dog(s) and/or guests, or someone outside of the group or some other animal, including permanent disability and death. I understand that these risks may be increased through my own actions, or through the negligent action or inaction of East Bay Ramblers’ participants, its members or other representatives. If I bring/invite a guest who has not released liability through the meetup group, I agree that I am solely responsible for their and or their dog(s) including their actions and safety. It is highly recommended that each participant sign up for an event through the meetup site. 

4. I hereby RELEASE and DISCHARGE from liability East Bay Ramblers, the group organizer and hike organizers, their officers, members/other participants, sponsors, and employees; and owners and lessors of facilities used by East Bay Ramblers, from any and all liability claims, demands or causes of action that you now have or may have in the future, for injuries, damages, death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature, arising in whole or part out of the activities advice or information contained herein, even if caused in whole or in part by their negligence.

5. California Civil Code section 1542 states; “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” I specifically waive the terms of that section, and agree to Release claims that I may not yet know of, or which may be based on events that have not yet occurred.

6. If I am allowing children under the age of 18 or any guest, to participate in this hike, I agree on their behalf to the terms of this Release. I agree that if, notwithstanding this Release, I, the minor, or anyone on the minor’s behalf, or my guest, makes a claim against any of the persons or entities Released, I will indemnify those persons and entities and hold them harmless against all expenses, damage or costs, including attorneys fees, arising out of that claim.

7. You further agree that if you or someone under your supervision uses the information on this website you assume all risks of injury, damage, and economic loss, without limitation, and release providers from all liability therefore.

8. Organizers choose locations and routes, but it is up to you to decide whether the event is appropriate for you to attend. Ultimately you are responsible for your own safety.

I HAVE READ THE East Bay Ramblers LIABILITY DISCLAIMER AND WILL ABIDE BY ALL RULES AND POLICIES AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT I ASSUME ALL RISKS FOR ANY INJURIES RECEIVED AND AGREE TO ACCEPT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

1625 members · Private

South Bay Ramblers Hiking Group

San Jose, CA

South Bay Ramblers Hiking Group

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.

171 members · Public

Sonoma County Wanderers

Santa Rosa, CA

Sonoma County Wanderers

Welcome to The Wanderers! You have just discovered Sonoma County's most active hiking group! We love to hike...during the week, the afternoon, the weekend and even by the light of the full moon! If you love to hike, you have just found your new home! But the most important part of this message is to FIND A HIKE and sign up...NOW! I've found that the newcomers that jump right in and start hiking are the ones that become a strong part of our Wanderer hiking community.

We are about the journey as well as the destination.  We are striving to meet the hikers that fall into the middle zone...people that enjoy moderate mileage with moderate altitude gain with a challenge thrown in occasionally at a moderate pace!    We are a group that wants to explore and constantly include new hikes while doing our favorites on a regular basis.   Although we have members as young as 12, most of our members fall in the 45-70 year old range.

Our outings will normally be in the 5-14 mile range. We are looking for people that are looking to improve their fitness level or are maintaining their current level. If you are a moderate hiker that is hiking frequently you will find our hikes quite enjoyable. If you are a new hiker or have recently just got back to hiking then our pace might be challenging for you at first until you fully get back into wandering on the trails. We do average a speed of 2.5-3.0 mph and we keep going. We wait at trail junctions and those of you in the front will have to wait and those of you in the rear will find that the group starts off when you are safely within sight.  Oh and YES, there will be altitude gain included in almost every hike. You will need to be comfortable and happy with walking uphill.  You also will need to be steady on your feet for the down hills.  Once again, we stop briefly to keep the group together from time to time but we do keep going with the exception of our lunch/snack break.  

A word of caution-if you haven't been hiking regularly you will need to give yourself some time and consistent participation to be comfortable with the group's pace. Most people that start with us think our pace of 2.5-3.0 is fast until they have completed 4-5 hikes.  Don't get discouraged after one hike. A common comment I get from new hikers is that they didn't have time to enjoy the scenery. Trust me....as you continue with the group, you will find yourself being very comfortable with the pace and will fully enjoy the scenery.  

Our group size is limited so please DO NOT sign up for a hike unless you are 100% sure you will be there. If you cancel last minute (after 5pm the preceding day) or are a no-show then we will need to excuse you from the group. If you take a spot, that means that someone else is not able to hike. Make sure to show up!

We are about hiking. If you are into plant, mushroom, scat or bad mood studies then this group is not for you. Although we love pictures and encourage photographs, if you are having a hard time staying with the group, you will need to let others take the photos until you find yourself able to keep up.

I'm not a professional hiker or guide and I don't have specialized training in first aid so I need to hold everyone completely responsible for their own safety and well-being. What I do have is a love of the outdoors and a desire to be there..whenever possible. I also have knowledge of many local hikes and am ALWAYS exploring new ones! Come join me and we will simply enjoy this gorgeous area that we live in, find new adventures, laugh, talk and probably learn something new every hike while making new friends.

Please don't get discouraged if the first couple of hikes seem hard. Just keep on joining in. If there is one thing I know, the fun, health benefits and confidence arrive in spades, with repetition.

Happy Trails!

Leigh

P.S. We are hiking under covid conditions so bring a mask and be prepared to step off the trail to maintain a distance from others. You are responsible for your own health and safety during COVID conditions.

2300 members · Private