2019 Centennial Information:

The Centennial Committee has found interesting information in our archives.
** indicates newly linked info.

  • Article"Fun Afoot" (The Plain Dealer 05/16/1980)
  • Article "Lausche Beseiged By Plea to Save Whipp's Ledges" (Cleveland News 12/27/1954)
  • Article "Save Whipp's Ledges cartoon" (Cleveland News 12/27/1954)
  • Article"Sunday Hikers to Follow Route of Club" (Cleveland News 3/21/1953)
  • Article "They Take Nature's Challenge in Stride" (Scoop-Journal-Leader 3/7/1971)
  • Article "Nature, Smog vie in Flats" (The Plain Dealer 5/5/1977)
  • Article on hiker Jay Beswick
  • Article "Mystery Afoot With Hiking Club" (The Plain Dealer 12/2/1991)

  • Upcoming Events:
    For details see the website's Newsteps Page or the hiking schedules.

    Upcoming Excursions:
    For details on US and international club trips visit our website's Excursions Page.


    We are the 100-year-old Cleveland Hiking Club almost 1,300 members strong. We offer between 390-460 hikes in the North East Ohio region on a monthly basis for hikers of all fitness levels. Every day we offer hikes of different difficulties and durations, at different times, and at various locations. You do not need to be a member of the club to join us on a hike; spend some time on our website to learn more then come and take a hike with us! You’ll be glad you did; but be careful, hiking is addictive!

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    Safety and Health Notes

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    Club News and Info

    Additional information is communicated to our members via our monthly newsletter and (as needed) e-mails.

    08/23/2019 from: Matt Collings
    The map and instructions for the 100 Mile Hike (August 31-September 2)have been posted on the hike schedules page.

    08/21/2019 from: Recording Pathfinder:
    The July Mile-A-Day statistics have been posted in the members only section.

    08/20/2019 from: Matt Collings
    Hike Leaders, Event Organizers and Committee Chairs, please sign up for the November and December hikes (on the hike leader page in the members' only section) NO LATER than 9/15/19. Send your comments, changes or requests to Matt Collings via e-mail (mcollings187@aol.com) or phone (440-243-4752) NO LATER than 9/15/19.

    08/20/2019 from: Newsletter Editors:
    The September Newsteps issue has been posted in the members only section.

    6/24/2019 e-blast
    Be aware that if you are traveling to Bradley Woods, Bradley Road is closed between Barton Road and Center Ridge Road for 90 days starting on 6/24/19. You can still access Bradley Woods from Center Ridge Road. Some previously scheduled hikes may be impacted.

    04/20/2019 Proclamation from Frank Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio
    In honor of CHC Centennial this Proclamation was issued.

    04/16/2019 from: From Matt Collings, Chief Pathfinder
    At the present time, access to the Bonnie Park PA in Cleveland Metropark Mill Stream Run Reservation (MSRR) may be limited or unavailable on a daily basis through the month of April 2019 until May 2019 or beyond. If you are a hike leader scheduled at Bonnie Park in this timeframe, you need to find out about access PRIOR to your hike. Any hikers travelling to Bonnie Park may require extra time.

    The DEFAULT location for Bonnie Park hikes is the Chalet farther south toward Strongsville on the Valley Parkway. Be sure to doublecheck with your hike leader on the location. Sorry for any inconvenience -- we did not know about Bonnie Park's parking lot unavailability when we created the hike schedules several months ago.

    02/01/2019 from: From Ron Konieczynski
    The criteria for Challenge Hike #5 Emerald Necklace has been expanded to include all scheduled hikes, not just moderate hikes. The to 100th Anniversary Challenge Hikes Table with the description of the challenge hikes criteria and reporting process has been updated to reflect this change.

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