Since 1996, Friends Hiking, based in Phoenix, has led over 400 hikes in eight states and Mexico. There are roughly 60 members aged 25 to 60 years. Friends Hiking groups lead hikes, backpacks and kayaking/canoe trips. The group has activities in levels ranging from beginner to advanced and monthly meetings as well as an extensive website.
Arizona Outdoor and Travel Club
Arizona Outdoor and Travel Club (AOTC) is a nonprofit outdoor club based in Phoenix. The club organizes hikes, bike rides, camping and 4x4 off-road travel trips, mostly in the Phoenix area. Outdoor adventurists can join AOTC as a member for a small yearly fee or contribute a limited amount to join in on any of the open activities.
Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
The Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club is a volunteer-run organization. Members lead groups on hikes in the Phoenix area as well as greater Arizona, typically over the weekends. Hikes generally range anywhere between 5 to 10 miles and have varying elevation changes and levels of difficulty. The group leaders are from all walks of life: young, old, single, married, men and women. The hikes are open to all.