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.

Centennial Legacy Trail Update
In honor of our Centennial, the Cleveland Hiking Club will make a gift to the Metroparks, donating funds for and helping to work on a new trail at the West Creek Reservation. The proposed Centennial Legacy Trail is a spur off a new trail loop in the northeast corner of the West Creek Reservation that will end with an elevated view of downtown Cleveland. We expect the trail to be dedicated in April 2019.

In April, we asked every member to consider making a donation that would enable CHC to meet the funding requirements established by the Cleveland Metroparks, which will allow the trail to be named in honor of CHC’s 100 year relationship with CMP. We achieved and exceeded that goal! Thank you for your generosity.

Our fundraising campaign will officially end on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Any member making a donation of $10.00 or more on or before July 14 will be included in our Centennial book. A donation form can be found in the June Newsteps. You may also mail your check, payable to the Cleveland Hiking Club, and noting “Legacy Trail Fund” on the memo line, to Roni Pavia, CHC Membership, 927 Arboretum Cir, Sagamore Hills, OH 44067.

2018 Legacy Trail Campaign


We are the 99-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, at different times, and at various locations. You do not need to be a member of the club to join us on a hike, so 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

Including numerous articles


Club News and Info

Additional information is communicated to our members via our monthly newsletter and (as needed) e-mails. Really old news and info has been archived.

06/09/2018 E-blast: From Matt Collings, Chief Pathfinder
The July and August schedules have been posted in the schedules page.

05/27/2018 E-blast: From Diane McClain:
June 11 and July 11 Diane's Olmsted Falls hikes will start at 7878 Lewis Rd. East River Park instead of the gazebo area as stated in the schedules (due to construction on Columbia Rd. and Water Street for sewers). For other leaders -- a heads up!

05/26/2018 E-blast: From Kathy Schultz and Maureen Lindway, Co-editors
The June newsletter has been posted to the website in Members Only->Newsteps section.

05/26/2018 E-blast:
The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail between Boston Store Visitor Center and Peninsula is now open. In December 2017, the trail section was closed for replacement of a pedestrian bridge. The park worked with contractors to successfully complete the bridge so visitors can enjoy the trail during the holiday weekend. The trail remains closed between Deep Lock Quarry and Hunt House. The park is working to complete the remaining three pedestrian bridges included in the same project. The temporary closure is necessary for public safety. There will be no detour available. Please respect the closures.

From the e-blast committee:
It has come to our attention that a number of our members are not receiving eblasts. This seems to be an AOL problem and is not a problem that is associated with CHC. Apparently AOL is having multiple problems with mail.

We need the help of all our members (especially hike leaders) to get the word out to AOL users. Please remind them to check their spam/junk folder to see if our eblasts are showing up there. If not, we are suggesting that they set up a new email account with a different provider. (gmail, Hotmail, etc.)

When they set up a new account they will need to let us know so that we can change their address in our database.. The easiest way is to contact the membership chair at chcmemberchair@gmail.com or to send a message to the club via the "Contact us" link on the website.

Club records are dropping fast!   Congratulations to Sandra Phillips who set a new club record in May with 700 miles for the month!  Katherine Malmquist broke the old record also, with 601 miles!   The record set by Bob Kimmelfield in April lasted only a single month!  Refer to the Hike Data page for details.

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