What we're about
Welcome to Hiking Mates, the most popular meetup.com group in the Capital Region!
We're a low-key, high spirited group whose core members strive to create the most enjoyable outdoor events on this part of the planet. Our destinations and schedules are varied to meet peoples' goals and concerns -- and the fun out on the trail is just plain phenomenal.
The essential way to get the value of this group is to come out and share the trail with others -- all you need is an upbeat approach and a sense of camaraderie -- and leave your worries and cares behind. Hiking Mates a very inclusive and welcoming group -- you'll have a lot of fun out on the trail with us.
Visit our meetup.com website often and join us on our hiking and social events. If you are interested in being an organizer of an event, a hike leader, or just have an idea; please let me know.
Use the following adventure scale rating to see what adventures are right for you!
Distance Leader's Pace Terrain
A+=13 Miles or More 1=Fast A=Very Difficult
A=8 to 12 Miles 2=Moderate B=Strenuous
B=5 to 8 Miles 3=Slow C=Average
C=Under 5 Miles D=Easy
SOCIAL: Social event only... not a hiking activity.
A+1A (13+ Miles, Fast Pace, Very Difficult Terrain)
B2C (5-8 Miles, Moderate Pace, Average Terrain)