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Hiking Groups and Clubs

Looking for people to hike with? Here are just a few of the hiking groups and clubs in regions where there is a Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. Some of these groups organize hikes up some or even all of the peaks in the challenge, while others organize a range of hikes, giving you an opportunity to train and meet other like-minded hikers.

Hiking Groups and Clubs

Arizona

Central Oregon

  • Bend Hiking Meetup – Hosted by our very own Chief Adventure Officer, Jeff, this Meetup group gets together to hike the Central Oregon Six-Pack of peaks and other great trails in the area.
  • Deschutes Land Trust – Join the Deschutes Land Trust to hike with experts on geology, wildflowers, and birding to learn while you train for the Six-Pack.

Colorado

  • Colorado Mountain Club – The Colorado Mountain Club has been working for over 100 years to educate and conserve the wilderness of Colorado. They also host many hiking and mountaineering events that will help you prepare for the Six-Pack of peaks.
  • Trails and Ales – This active Meetup group hosts group hikes around the Denver area for all experience levels.

Las Vegas

  • VegasHikers – A massive Meetup group that plans numerous hiking and scrambling events every day of the week.

New England

  • Appalachian Mountain Club – With chapters across the New England region the Appalachian Mountain Club hosts hikes and teaches mountain safety courses.

Northern California

  • Sierra Club – The San Francisco branch of the Sierra Club offers weekly hikes and other outdoor educational activities that are open to anyone.
  • Hiking Mount Tamalpais with a Guide – While the organizer of this Meetup group is not actually a professional guide you will get to hike one of the Six-Pack peaks with someone else that loves to hike.
  • Bay Area – Hike On! – This meetup group holds numerous weekly hikes around the greater Bay Area.

Pacific Northwest

  • Inter-Mountain Alpine Club – This organization sports a busy events calendar and works to promote enjoyment of the outdoors.
  • Seattle Get up Get on Out – This Seattle based Meetup group hosts hikes each weekend for all activity levels.
  • Tenderfoot Adventures – This active Meetup group is for hikers that are over 55 years old. They plan numerous weekly hikes throughout the Puget Sound region.
  • WTA – The Washington Trails Association maintains a large list of hiking groups throughout the state of Washington.

Southern California and San Diego

  • Heritage Hiking Club – Led by Bill Furey, they plan big trips like an annual trek to Havasupai Falls as well as local training hikes and hikes on the SoCal Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge.
  • Hiking Beyond The Hills – This Facebook group was started by CeCe Lorthioir when she was training for the Inca Trail in 2015. They have organized hikes on both the SoCal and San Diego Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge.
  • Hiking OC – This Meetup group is based in Orange County, California and hosted the first-ever group hikes on the SoCal Six-Pack of Peaks. Lots of local training hikes as well as bigger trips out-of-state (and sometimes internationally).
  • Lazy Ass Hikers – This Inland Empire based Meetup group is anything but lazy. A range of hikes, both local and outside the area.

Utah

  • Wasatch Mountain Club – The Wasatch Mountain Club is starting their second century of encouraging people to enjoy the mountains of Utah. They host numerous hikes each week around the Salt Lake City area.
  • Utah Outdoors – This large Meetup group hosts numerous hikes a week ranging from bird watching to night hikes.

Wrap-up

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