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 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; updated with How to Make Ice-gripping Footwear


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 Really old news and info has been archived.

The March Newsteps issue is available in the Members Only section.

E-blast: The March/April schedules have been posted to the CHC website.

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.

From Matt Collings, Chief Pathfinder:
Due to an error of the Pathfinder (PF) Committee, the starting time for hike 4i listed in the February 2018 hiking schedule is INCORRECT; the CORRECT time is 9AM. Teresa Davey, the leader, has already contacted those who normally attend her hikes of the time change. Anyone, who arrives at 10AM, needs to personally contact the leader, Teresa@stresshq.com, later for credit.
The PF committee apologizes of this error in the schedule.

* The online schedule has been changed to reflect this.

Hike leaders verify that the hikes you signed up for are accurate; the tentative March and April schedules are are available in the Members Only-->Hike Leader Info page. Refer to the instructions sent in the 2/2/2018 e-mail blast.

Please use proper precautions, clothing, and gear when hiking in winter.

Members, for those of you who have considered leading a hike, you have the opportunity to sign up to lead hikes. Links and instructions are available in the Members Only-->Hike Leader Info section of this site.

The 2017 Photo Contest is under way!  If you are interested in entering one or more of your photos (which must be taken during a CHC hike), please check out these links to the
Photo Contest Rules
and the Photo Contest Entry Form.

Also, the 2017 Fall/Winter Merchandise selection is now available.   Please click on the Merchandise page.

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.

The club member survey regarding Camp Onwego have been posted on the camp page in the members section. Thanks to those of you who voiced your opinion.

Every year our club offers several long distance hikes to challenge a person's endurance; these long distance hikes are self-paced. Refer to the schedules page for details (maps, starting time and location, etc.). The annual 40 mile hike (with 3, 5, and 10 mile options) will take place on May 7; the starting point is Sand Run Metropark Mingo Pavilion

Details are posted (on the schedules page) for the other longer hikes:
* The annual 20-mile hike is scheduled for Sunday, April 9 at 9:00 am; there are also 5 and 10 mile options.
* The annual 26-mile hike is scheduled for Sunday, April 23 at 6:30 am.

As mentioned in the March Newsteps and a recent e-mail notice to the members, The Cleveland Hiking Club is once again partnering with the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF). Check the e-mail notice for details on the film our club is sponsoring as well as the discount code (good for any movie).


Attention Cleveland Hiking Club members; be on the lookout in early March for a survey link about Camp Onwego sent to your e-mail. This survey is being used to collect members' opinions on camp facilities and events. Additional information can be found in the March 2017 Newsteps.


Although we are well into the month of February, it is not too late to join the Cleveland Hiking Club. New members are welcomed throughout the year. Check out the details on our Membership page.


Whether you are a new member, a long time member, or somewhere in between, consider becoming a hike leader. Support is available to assist you to be successful. Check out the article in the October 2016 Newsteps or the information posted in the Members Only section on the Newsteps or HikeLeader pages.

Attention hike leaders: please review the revised instructions for reporting hiker and visitor activity on hikes and excursions found at the Member's Only Hike Leader Info section. Your cooperation will enable better and timely recording of activity.

The 2015 Annual Report to Members is now available in the Contacts section of the Members Only portion of the website. The annual report recaps the main events for 2014 and compares activities of the club to the past and our goals for the year. Please take a minute to glance at this report to recognize the tremendous efforts of members, committee chairs, officers and directors in helping to make our Cleveland Hiking Club the outstanding organization that it is.
Dave Richards, Immediate Past President

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