Who Are We?
Established in December 2015, Girls Who Hike is a nationally recognized hiking organization comprised of local chapters. We're designed to connect women with other local women to hit the trails together, but our members also utilize the Girls Who Hike web of chapters while traveling around the United States.. because there's nothing quite like a "local's pick" when it comes to finding a hidden gem in unknown places. It's more than just hiking meetups; it's a forum to discuss trail conditions, buy/sell local used gear, discuss various topics about the great outdoors, receive recommendations on anything from waterfall hikes to new hiking poles, and more. We're an army of over 35,000 members.. all counting down the days to our next outdoor adventure and always searching for a new friend to do it with. What's unique about large groups like us... our range of experience. We strive for our members to educate, encourage, and network with other members when it comes to motivating women to join the outdoors movement. On a daily basis, you'll see newbies who have never stepped foot on a trail (but are dying to do so!) conversing with another members who practically grew up in the backcountry. When you have a platform for women to empower other women, anything is truly possible... and this is seen firsthand regularly throughout our Girls Who Hike chapters. We're a strong community based around positive and constructive interaction. You never know who may become your next hiking partner, best friend, coworker, client, and more through Girls Who Hike. And the best part.. it's 100% FREE to join!
How Can I Join?
It's simple -- join us over on Facebook! We operate through closed Facebook groups because 1) It enables us to pre-screen members before adding them into the group and 2) it gives us an easily accessible platform to start new discussion threads among each other (which eventually turns into a massive, resourceful archive by using the "search" feature!) and create meetups in a private setting. We're so sorry but it will always stay that way... there are over dozens of events in the Los Angeles chapter alone every month, then add the events occurring within the 35+ other chapters throughout the United States. It would be way too tough to post every discussion and event through an additional social media channel! However, we do recommend for you to join our email list so you can be notified when large, nationwide updates occur.