What we're about
Welcome to the Raleigh Recreational Hikers (RRH)!!
We're one of the Triangle's premiere hiking groups and we have done thousands of hikes around the RDU area plus numerous NC State Park hikes and even a few social gatherings. RRH is a wonderful group of people and we would be delighted to have you join us for some vigorous exercise in the company of wonderful, like-minded people in the great outdoors.
We are a group of enthusiastic amateurs who love spending time on the trail. We get together primarily to hike but we also have some other types of outdoor outings. New members, who choose to participate, quickly become friends. Remember you’ll get back from this group as much as your willing to put into it.
We hike primarily in the state and local parks of the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill (Triangle) area and Umstead State Park is our base camp. However, we have been all over the state of North Carolina since it has so many wonderful places to hike as you can see from our photo albums.
We offer activities such as hiking, backpacking, and camping. Even some of our most vigorous hikes are followed with lunch or dinner with many laughs and stories. We're always on the lookout for fun social events. Our focus is enjoying the great outdoors with like-minded people who want to experience all the awesome places North Carolina has to offer.
We try to offer a wide range of activities but we cannot and do not offer activities that are appropriate for all fitness levels. If you're not in great shape, (yet!) stick with our limited walks and strolls (1-2 mph). Most of our hikes are moderate but we usually move along at a pretty good pace (about 2-3 mph) over uneven terrain. We also offer fast-paced advanced level hikes (4+ mph) which are for experienced hikers in excellent health. Hiking REQUIRES that you honestly evaluate your own fitness level and choose appropriate activities.
Think of the members of RRH as a group of friends getting together to enjoy the great outdoors. If you join with us, it is our sincere hope that we will become nothing less!!
Laura and Douglas
Please answer the profile questions before asking to join or participating in any RRH events. We will NOT approve any membership request if you have not answered ALL the RRH profile questions plus provided a clear current picture of yourself (not just a random photo). The photo should clearly show your face and not include other people. This is for your safety as well as the other members of RRH. Hiking and outdoor activities can be dangerous and we want everyone to clearly understand the RRH rules.