What we're about

Welcome to The South Bay Walking & Hiking Group. This group is primarily for people 49+ who are really motivated to stay active and have a good time doing so. However, anyone who enjoys what we do can also join. This means if you are below 49+(30's-40's), and you want to improve your fitness level, or if you are NOT a "tiger," or if you enjoy our other activities listed below, then please join us. Friends and relatives are always welcome at our activities and events.

Our goal is to build and/or maintain a high level of fitness within our capacities and make good friends at the same time. (Walking is fun, but nothing beats walking with friends.)

Our activities take place around the South Bay, especially the Palos Verdes Peninsula and San Pedro.

The South Bay Walking & Hiking Group focuses on 4-6 mile walks, trail walks, and hikes at a moderate pace — with an occasional more strenuous or longer walk thrown in for a challenge and increased fitness. We walk on sidewalks, boardwalks, and trails, wherever the journey takes us.

Our other goal is to enjoy nature and the outdoors-- the ocean, marine animals, and habitats of our area -- so we seek routes that benefit both body and soul! We also do sunset walks to admire beautiful views available in our gorgeous area at different times of the day. Often we stop at a great café or restaurant after the hikes.

The South Bay Walking & Hiking Group branches out to other activities that are all about fitness, fun, and friendship-- like kayaking, bike riding, whale watching, dining, movies, and more. When there is interest, there will also be historical walks, inter-generational walks (i.e. walks with children), and dog walks.

In brief, we support each other to get and stay fit while enjoying good times together! Please join us!

By the way, we don't charge dues to have you join and enjoy our many exciting activities. You are totally welcome to participate in our meetup for free because your participation is already a great contribution! At the same time, we gladly accept donations. It's easy to donate by using the "We Pay" tool meetup provides by clicking this link to Chip In (https://secure.meetup.com/the-south-bay-walking-hiking-group/contribute/)

Thanks for your support and WELCOME!

In return for your participation:

We expect our Members to change their RSVP to “Not Going” from “Going” as soon as they know, especially for events that have a Waiting List.

“No Shows” are inconsiderate, especially when there is a Waiting List, and Members who have three “No Shows” will automatically be removed from future events for which there is a Waiting List, if they are on the “Going” list.

All of our Event Hosts are volunteers. They are hosting because they enjoy the activity and want others to share this enjoyment. We encourage you to try new activities with us.

Do not send unsolicited messages to members. If a member complains about receiving such messages, you will be removed from the group.

When you RSVP for our events, you assume all of the risks of participating in any/all activities associated with the South Bay Walking and Hiking Group.

You certify that you are physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. You certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude your participation in this activity.

You acknowledge that this activity may involve a test of a person's physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of participants, equipment, vehicular traffic, lack of hydration, and actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, monitors, and/or producers of the activity.

Upcoming events (5)

LONG Malaga Cove Agua Amarga Reserve Hike

Malaga Cove Plaza

This is a challenging 10 MILE HIKE with 1500 feet accumulated gain! The hike will start at the Olmsted trailhead and continue along the fire roads to the Douglas and Apsley trails. These trails overlook Bluff Cove with exceptional panoramic views. Our hike will continue on the scenic bluff trails along Paseo del Mar to Lunada Bay. We will continue to the Lunada Canyon Trail which travels through the beautiful 59-acre Agua Amarga Reserve. Walk the trail, enjoy the ocean and canyon views, and appreciate the results of many volunteers’ trail and habitat restoration efforts in this tranquil neighborhood canyon. Emerging from the trail we'll stroll through a beautiful residential neighborhood in Rancho PV and make our way to Granvia Altamira. From there we'll travel to a short trail cutting through Grandview Park and finally downhill to the PV Golf Course and back to Malaga Cove Plaza. Wear lug sole shoes, bring a snack and at least 3 liters of water. Intermediate plus hike. Be in good shape for a brisk paced hike with elevation gain. Hike is 3 1/2 to 4 hours depending on speed of the group. Hike limited to 10 people. Social distancing guidelines in effect. On much of the hike a mask is at your discretion but should be in place when passing oncoming hikers on narrow trails. Meetup time is 7:45am, we start hiking at 8:00am sharp. There is parking available at Malaga Cove Plaza. Make sure to park in the 4-hour spaces. Parking is also available at the PVE City Hall on the other side of Via Corta. There are limited restroom facilities at the Plaza (a few restaurants have them for their customers) but there are a couple of outhouses and discrete trail spots along the hiking route. Lunch afterwards, for those interested, at Malaga Cove Ranch Market or Yellow Vase located at the Plaza. Anyone on the "Going" list who is a “No Show” will be taken off the “Going" list for events they have signed up for the following week. After 3 "No Shows", you may be removed from the Meetup group. Please be sure to change your RSVP to "Not Going" by 7:00 pm the night before, if you cannot attend. People who repeatedly cancel the day of the hike, or very late the night before, may also be removed from events they have signed up for the following week. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding of these rules to allow a safe Meetup which the maximum number of people may attend. Disclaimer: When you RSVP for our events, you assume all of the risks of participating in any/all activities associated with the South Bay Walking and Hiking Group. You certify that you are physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. You certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude your participation in this activity. Thank you.

Gentle Yoga, QiGong, and Meditation online

Online event

We will unwind and link breath, movement and meditate. This Sunday we will focus on being in the moment and letting go of fears/worries. No meditation experience necessary. I will move us through some QiGong exercises and gentle mindful stretches, and balance poses. I will lead a meditation on ways to be more present and to let go of things we can not control. Class will be hosted online through Zoom. Will add link closer to the date. Be at home in comfort and move and meditate. Donations are appreciated you can Paypal me at Melissa Westberg. paypalme/Melissa Westberg Suggested donations-$10-$15 Namaste

30 minute Zoom Yoga

Online event

This is a 30-minute yoga class done in the comfort of your own home. This will be a beginner level class, but Yogis of all levels are welcome.

Hills, Hills & More Hills

Friendship Park

Meetup time is 8:15am and the hike begins at 8:30am. This hike is about 5 miles, 800 ft gain, and takes about 2-1/2 hr. Please bring a mask, and we will be socially distancing -- six feet away from each other. We will wear masks in the parking lot, but may remove them once we get on the trail. However, you may want to keep the mask handy in case we pass others on the narrow trails. This hike is limited to 10 attendees. If you're on the waiting list, please do not come. If you're NOT on the "going" list, please do not come. Sorry, but these are Covid-19 rules unfortunately. Anyone on the "Going" list who is a “No Show” will be taken off the “Going" list for events they have signed up for the following week. After 3 "No Shows", you may be removed from the Meetup group Please be sure to change your RSVP to "Not Going" by 7:00 pm the night before, if you cannot attend. People who repeatedly cancel the day of the hike, or very late the night before, may also be removed from events they have signed up for the following week. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding of these rules to allow a safe Meetup which the maximum number of people may attend. Disclaimer: When you RSVP for our events, you assume all of the risks of participating in any/all activities associated with the South Bay Walking and Hiking Group. You certify that you are physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. You certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude your participation in this activity. You acknowledge that this activity may involve a test of a person's physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of participants, equipment, vehicular traffic, lack of hydration, and actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, monitors, and/or producers of the activity.

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