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 soon to be 100-year-old Cleveland Hiking Club, with 1,200 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!

Photo 3


Safety and Health Notes

Including numerous articles updated with Safe Trails


Club News and Info

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

02/14/2019 from: From Matt Collings, Chief Pathfinder
Hike Leaders, Event Organizers and Committee Chairs, use the links to sign up (by 3/15/19) to lead May and June hikes (on the hike leader page in the members' only section). Send your comments, changes or requests to Matt Collings via e-mail (mcollings187@aol.com) or phone (440-243-4752).

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.

10/19/2018 from: Matt Collings, Chief Pathfinder
The Valley Connector Trail in Cleveland Metropark (CMP) opens 10/22/18. From CMP: "The Valley Parkway Connector Trail, a 6-mile paved multi-purpose, multi-use, ADA accessible trail, will allow users to travel safely off of the Valley Parkway roadway, creating a 32-mile continuous ATP trail starting from the northernmost tip in Rocky River to the Towpath Trail in Brecksville!" Hopefully, some hikes in Brecksville Reservation will take advantage of this new addition to the Cleveland Metroparks.

09/09/2018 Raffle Quilt Update - Ticket Sellers
As mentioned in the August Newsteps issue, tickets are available ($5 each or 5 for $20) for a chance to win this lovely (56" x 66") quilt -- quilt front and quilt back. The drawing will take place at the club's Centennial Gala on April 28, 2019; the winner need not be present to win. Ticket sellers (newly announced in italics): Pala Krznaric, Dave and Marilyn Richards, Rita Stroempl, Sharon Uhl, Karen Dribben, Pat Irvine, Debbie Wood, Susan Wright, Lis Kroepel, Rachel Abernethy, Barb Appel, Lucy Erba, Ruth Skuly

08/23/2018 Eblast from: Matt Collingss
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) Towpath south of Peninsula is now open.

08/16/2018 Please share this Tweet from the Cleveland Metroparks about our club's donation via your social media account

07/16/2018: The Centennial Legacy Trail fund collection has ended. Many thanks to all who donated. Future details will appear in Newsteps issue later this year.

05/26/2018 E-blast:
The Ohio and 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.

our privacy policy  | home 

 Cleveland Hiking Club 2019©