Unlikely Hikers creates safer, supportive, intentional, body-positive outdoor community for people underrepresented in outdoor 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!
Please share this event with 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 SNACKS!
LOCATION: South Mountain Reservation, West Orange, New Jersey
TRAIL STATS: about 4 miles, under 500 feet of elevation gain. We’ll be doing a variation of this trail: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-jersey/south-mountain-reservation-trail
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