What we're about

The Hiking Hikers Hiking Group (“3H”) is an outdoor activities group, that seeks, through its members and member volunteers, to provide a supportive, nurturing environment for people to enjoy and explore the outdoors; increase awareness of and protect beautiful wild places; and promote physical conditioning and encourage personal growth.

The 3H encourages its members, comprised of singles, committed couples and married couples from the early twenties to the late sixties and beyond, to be well-prepared for each event attended by taking personal responsibility for their own safety and educating themselves on the skills and knowledge needed to be safe in the many places near and far that this group visits.

Education, common sense, respect for others and the willingness to help, by all of us, provides a fun, safe, and positive experience for everyone.

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Upcoming events (5+)

North Mtn Fitness Hike - 6pm start!

North Mountain Park - Havasupi Ramada

NOTE: While the road up the north side of North Mountain is being worked on, this hike will come back down trail 44 after reaching the top. Be prepared for a more challenging descent than normal! This is a fitness hike, we keep a steady, moderate to fast pace. Please evaluate your ability before attending. This hike begins promptly at 6:00pm. Please remember plenty of water, hydrate well before & after. Also bring a flashlight or headlamp. Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult due to steepness and pace. Not recommended for beginners! Distance: 2.85 mi (3.75 mi or so if the group goes back up to the summit after the 7th St gate) Meeting place: Havasupi Ramada, which is the first big parking lot on the left after entering the park. This is a great after work, mid-week hike to keep the legs stretched out and strong! Starting from the Havasupi Ramada (area 8), the hike goes southwest toward the Quechan Ramada (area 7), then starts up the rocky and rough trail 44 on the south-eastern side of North Mtn. The trail climbs steadily up to the towers, approximately 650 ft elevation gain in about 0.75 mi. From the towers, the hike takes the paved road down to the gates at the tiny 7th St. parking lot. The hike then turns around and returns back up the paved road to the saddle that heads down to the Maricopa Ramada (area 3). The group will sometimes go back up to the towers one more time and return to the Maricopa saddle. The last leg heads down the "stairs" past Maricopa Ramada and back to Havasupi parking lot.

Peralta to Fremont Saddle

Gold Canyon Bashas' Shopping Center

An out and back hike on one of the most popular hiking trails. Approximately 5 miles Approximately 1380' elevation gain. We will hike up Peralta trail at 0530 to Fremont Saddle and return the same way. We can visit the Lone Tree as well. We will leave the Bashas parking lot at 0500. Bring: Plenty of water. Your Favorite healthy snacks. Your preferred method of protection from the sun. Release of Liability: The organizer of this event is a volunteer and not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this event. Each person who signs up for and participates in an event/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for and participating in this event, or any other 3H event you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with this activity and freely accept all such risks, dangers and hazards,and fully assume responsibility for your own safety, and further agree to release and discharge the organizers of this event from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

Hike on Wheels. Prospector Park.

Prospector Park

Please read carefully. This will be a hike on wheels in the desert areas surrounding Prospector park in Apache junction. Distance; To be determined. I am shooting for 1.5 to 2 hrs. Elevation; To be determined. Terrain: Any thing from easy dirt service roads to Gnarly trails, washes, sand, single track and hills. Intensity will be determined by the abilities of the participants. This will not be a race, we are just out to enjoy the ride. Besides, how hard can it be to keep up with a 63 yr old overweight guy on a single speed bike? We will start at 0600 at the Prospector Park on the west side of the ball fields. Bring: Your bicycle. ( I would suggest a mountain or hybrid bike as a road bike may not work very well in the desert) The means to repair a flat tire should you get one. Water and nutrients sufficient to sustain you for 2 hrs of vigorous outdoor activity. Your preferred safety equipment. A taste for adventure! Release of Liability: The organizer of this event is a volunteer and not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this event. Each person who signs up for and participates in an event/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for and participating in this event, or any other 3H event you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with this activity and freely accept all such risks, dangers and hazards,and fully assume responsibility for your own safety, and further agree to release and discharge the organizers of this event from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

Evening Hike at Shaw Butte

North Mountain Visitor Center

Join us for a moderate evening hike at Shaw Butte. We will start at the North Mountain Visitors Center and take the trail into the preserve. When we hit the #306 we will take it clockwise around and up the dirt trail leading to the top. Then come down around the other side along the service road which leads us back to the North Mountain Visitors Center. The beginning is flat which allows for a warmup, but then the majority of the climbing is packed into the middle and is very steep with loose rocks. The trail down the other side is more gradual and solid. Bring at least 2 liters of water and a flashlight. We will be hiking in the dark. This is not a fitness hike. If you do not hike elevation hikes this hike may not be for you. We will make a few stops and catch our breath and make sure we are all together. Please stay with the group. It is OK to talk to your fellow hikers. This hike is rated moderate due to elevation, loose gravel and darkness. Call my cell or text with questions:[masked] DISTANCE: 4.5 miles round trip ELEVATION Gain: 800 feet DURATION: 2 hours DOGS: Yes if outside air temperature is below 100 degrees FACILITIES: Yes

Past events (6,203)

Tom's Thumb Hike

Tom's Thumb Trailhead

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