What we’re about
The Tri-State Hiking Club of Cincinnati Ohio is a regional non-profit group dedicated to creating a community of friends who enjoy hiking. Meet other fun people who love the outdoors as much as you do! Our group meets weekly for hikes. All are welcome from beginners to experts; locals to new transplants. Come experience the outdoors with us! We hike all around the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana area. Most members are from greater Cincinnati, Dayton, or Northern Kentucky.
If you want to be involved in our non-hiking events (ranging from movie nights to rock climbing) you need to also join our Social Events group at http://www.meetup.com/Tri-State-Hiking-Club-Social-Events...
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Brisk-Paced Hike with Hills, note March starting time.Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford, OH
Join us for a fitness hike at CNC on Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 pm. Please be on time as we will start promptly at 5:00. Expect creek crossings, stairs and hills along the trails. We will be hiking at a brisk pace and cover about 6+ miles without stopping. We will meet at the main parking lot at the message board near the Visitor Center. The hike is limited to 13 good people, including Jeff, but we're not sure he likes us anymore. There is a $10 fee to enter CNC . What to bring: Water (be sure you are well-hydrated before the hike and carry plenty of water during the hike), hiking or trail shoes with good traction, trekking poles . Hike at your own risk . You are responsible for your own safety and enjoyment and agree not to hold Tri State Hiking and the leader liable for injuries, disappointments or challenges. By attending this event, you agree to our group legal waiver found at this link: http://hiking.meetup.com/201/pages/Legal_Waiver/ By signing up for and attending this event, you acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk of any exposure to or infected by COVID-19 and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death.
- Beautiful Evening Hike at Flat Fork/Gorge/Caesar Creek, 4.5 milesFlat fork Ridge Trailhead, Waynesville, OH
Please bring a headlamp for this hike. We will meet at the Flat Fork trail head. This hike is cross-posted on other Meetup groups. Let's get out and enjoy a beautiful evening hike. We will hike about 4.5 miles at a moderate/brisk pace around 3 mph. The hike has some hills with a couple of short steep sections. There could be some muddy trails so you may want to bring an extra pair of shoes. I do not recommend this hike for beginners. You may want to bring water and trekking poles.
Participate at your own risk.
The Legal Stuff: Your hike leader is just a fellow member volunteer. By participating in this hike, you assume all risks of liability and injury inherent in hiking activities. You are responsible for your own safety and for determining if you are in a condition fit to participate. If you have any doubts, you should consult your doctor. You are also responsible for knowing and abiding by all laws and park rules during your participation on this hike.
- Program: Walking the Way of St. James: Our Camino de Santiago AdventureCox Arboretum MetroPark, Dayton, OH
Bring your family and friends to Dayton’s original Backpacker Campfire, featuring adventure, nature and travel programs. The programs are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. The programs are on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm and last about 90 minutes.
Program: Walking the Way of St. James: Our Camino de Santiago Adventure
Presenter: Andy Niekamp & Karen Power
Description: Join Andy Niekamp and Karen Power as we relive our 35-day journey of culture, friendship, and faith on the Camino de Santiago during the fall of 2023. Our route, the classic and most popular route, the 480-mile French Way, stretches from St. Jean, France over the Pyrenees Mountains to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the final resting place of the Apostle Saint James.
The Camino is Spain, past and present. Our route took us through medieval cities and areas of natural beauty such as Pamplona, famous for its bull run; La Rioja wine region; Burgos with its magnificent cathedral; elegant Leon and Ponferrada with its Templars Castle. From Ponferrada, the Camino continues through Galicia over the mountains and picturesque village of O Cebreiro.
As pilgrims, we endured the extremes of heat, cold, wind, and rain over steep mountains, on wooded paths, rolling farmland, and paved roads. We stayed in picturesque towns and villages, pensions, hostels, hotels and an alburgue. Learn why the Camino de Santiago, a thousand-year-old footpath, is often called a journey for the body, mind, and soul. Come to hear why so many people from around the world embark on the Camino de Santiago.
Biographies: Andy "Captain Blue" Niekamp, an IT professional turned long-distance hiker, has been a wilderness adventurer for 35 years. Karen "Tagalong" Power started "tagging along" on his adventures ten years ago. Together, they have shared many miles of hiking on various trails, including the Appalachian Trail, Florida Trail, Arizona Trail, Pinhoti Trail, Sheltowee Trace, and Foothills Trail.
Andy has logged over 20,000 miles of long-distance backpacking, including five end-to-end hikes of the Appalachian Trail. He is the founder and organizer of Dayton Hikers, a Meetup hiking group with 8,500 members, and the Chief Adventure Officer of Outdoor Adventure Connection, a backcountry guide service. His passion is organizing special hiking events and encouraging others to get involved in trail maintenance.
Karen is a retired college professor, a grandmother of four, a volunteer trail maintainer, and an educator at local parks. Karen's 3,000 long-distance hiking miles have inspired a non-lucrative hobby as a freelance writer, cartoonist, and writing coach.
More info: https://www.backpackercampfire.com/
- Wilderness First Aid - SOLO ENTRY LEVEL Certification CourseCamp Stonybrook, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Waynesville, OH$260.00
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) - Spaces are limited
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good adventure story and a bad ending…and maybe even save a life.
WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast who wants a basic level of first aid training for remote trips when access to medical help can be delayed.
First developed by SOLO Wilderness Medicine School in 1976, WFA is a 16-hour course that focuses on the entry-level skills of: response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, soft tissue injuries, and medical emergencies. The WFA curriculum focuses on real-life examples and blends classroom learning with hands-on scenarios. Upon completion, students will receive a SOLO certification card, good for 2 years
WHERE IS THE LOCATION?
The course will be taught both indoors and outdoors at scenic Camp Stony Brook in Waynesville, Ohio. Camp Stony Brook is managed by the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. Participants can tent camp or stay in the lodge with heated bunk rooms and flush toilets at no charge.
WHO IS THE WFA FOR?
The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.
WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.
IS THERE AN EXAM?
Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.
DO I GET CERTIFIED?
Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years. CPR certification is available for an additional fee.
The class is held over the course of 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 - 5:30 each day. Option to stay overnight in lodge or camp if you wish!
Cost? $260 per participant by Paypal or save $10 and pay $250 by check! (course text, certification, scenario materials, optional overnight lodging included.)
Cancelation Policy: No refunds are offered. Your registration fee is non-refundable unless this event is canceled or rescheduled. Your registration is transferrable to another person.
Additional details will be provided after you have registered. Students must sign a Participant Agreement.
To register or for questions about registration please contact Andy Niekamp at email@example.com or visit: https://www.outdooradventureconnection.com/wfa/
For questions about Camp Stonybrook, its facilities, and camping please contact Nancy Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the WFA course material and certification please contact Matt Hartman (WFA Instructor) at email@example.com