The Sacramento region offers many opportunities for hiking year round. You can do an easy hike within the city along the American River Parkway or travel to a nearby park such as Auburn State Recreation Area (30 minutes north), offering more strenuous climbs. If you want to hike with others, there are several hiking clubs based in Sacramento.
Finding Hiking Clubs
The Meetup.com website makes finding hiking clubs in the Sacramento region easy with a simple search. Results are listing in miles away from the Sacramento city center and by relevancy. With each listing, you get an overview of the membership requirements and types of activities in which the clubs participate.
Sacramento is diverse in its population and types of outdoor hiking available in the city and nearby. This is reflected in the many hiking clubs here. Sacramento-area clubs include ones devoted to the experienced hiker, new hiker, gay hiker and guided hikes, un-guided hikes, local hikes and hikes around the Northern California area.
Some hiking clubs include only hiking as the main activity. Some groups coordinate other outdoor activities for their members, including zip lining, skiing, walking and horseback riding.
Article Written By Lynn Anders
Lynn Anders has more than 15 years of professional experience working as a zookeeper, wildlife/environmental/conservation educator and in nonprofit pet rescue. Writing since 2007, her work has appeared on various websites, covering pet-related, environmental, financial and parenting topics. Anders has a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies and biology from California State University, Sacramento.