11/15: This date is being rescheduled due to the wildfires and air quality! I’m sorry for any inconveniences, but everyone’s safety and wellbeing are my first priorities. I will confirm the new date ASAP! For now, I won’t be changing any of the other info as I intend to keep it the same. RSVP BELOW!
Unlikely Hikers creates safer, supportive, intentional, body-positive outdoor community for people underrepresented in outdoors culture (people of color, people of size, trans, queer and beyond) We hike together slowly as a group. No hiker left behind! No bros! Absolutely no diet or weight loss talk. Be mindful of gender pronouns, group dynamics, microaggressions, cultural appropriation and different physical ability levels.
People of all genders welcome!
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA!!! One of the best places in the world! I am so happy we get to do this again. I can’t wait to see familiar faces and meet new folks. Please tell your friends, families and communities and LET’S HIKE!
Huge thanks to Merrell for supporting Unlikely Hikers and this event. We’ll have some awesome prizes for y’all AND some shoes to try out while on the trail I love my Merrell’s and they did not ask me to say that!
LOCATION: Redwood Regional Park
TRAIL STATS: under 5 miles, under 500 feet of elevation gain. Expect some steep, but short, inclines and declines.
PARKING: $6 + $2 fee for dogs.
MEETING SPOT – I will verify this the day before the hike! Be sure to RSVP, though I will also post it here. Here are the Google Maps GPS coordinates for where we will likely meet: Skyline Gate Staging Area
Dogs & kids are welcome. Please care for your dogs properly and disclose any special info about them so we can all respect boundaries. I can’t promise kid-appropriate conversations within a group of mostly adults.
You can read some of my thoughts on group hiking here and get a good idea of what you’re in for: https://www.rei.com/blog/hike/building-community-through-group-hiking
For more hiking 101 and gear info and nerdery: https://jennybruso.com/gear-list-and-tips/
BEFORE JOINING ONE OF OUR GROUP HIKES:
We want you to to have the most fun and supportive experience possible! Ask yourself, “how does my body like to hike?” No hike is “one size fits all” and choosing the wrong trail could potentially harm you. What is your ideal mileage? Elevation gain? Feel free to ask any questions if you don’t know what some of this means. Beginners are so welcome! xo