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 101-year-old Cleveland Hiking Club over 1,100 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!



Safety and Health Notes

Including numerous articles, updated with: Long Hikes


Club News and Info

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

3/24/2020 - Newsteps Editors Need Your Help with a Temporary Extra Electronic Newsletter
Although hiking is currently suspended, the editors of Newsteps have offered to help us stay in touch while staying home. In addition to our regularly printed publication, Newsteps, the editors plan to publish a temporary online-only newsletter as a supplement. Of course, this will not replace Newsteps itself, or e-blasts for critical information. Rather, this temporary, on-line only publication is to entertain, encourage, spur creativity and share ideas during this unusual time.
How can you help? Newsteps editors need articles for our members to share while hiking is suspended or modified. If you would like to contribute an article, here are some topic ideas:

  • Recommend a book or movie related to hiking for health
  • Share a favorite recipe you’ve made for a camp potluck
  • Send us your favorite soup recipe and we can have a virtual Soup Supper
  • Contribute a humorous story
  • Tell us about your favorite hike, hike location, excursion, or CHC event
  • Let us know why CHC is important to you
  • Imagine and describe your dream excursion
  • Compose a short poem, Haiku, or free verse

  • Help your fellow hikers stay connected. Please send your compositions and ideas for this newsletter to CHCNewsteps@gmail.com by March 31, 2020. The editors prefer submissions of about 200 words or fewer. They would like to post Volume 1, Number 1 of this temporary newsletter in early April. Please help them out.

    Stay well.

    3/20/2020 - Notice to All Members of the Cleveland Hiking Club
    The CHC has suspended hiking, effective immediately, until April 30, 2020, at which point it will consider its options. Hike reports will not be accepted for any hike effective with hikes scheduled for March 21, 2020 until the suspension is lifted. Of course, no member will be able to receive mileage credit during this period of suspension. See this link for the complete announcement.

    03/16/2020 Hiking and the novel Covid-19 Virus.
    There may come a time when circumstances require us to suspend scheduled hikes because of the novel Covid-19 virus. If that becomes necessary, we will notify members in an eBlast and on this website. Although hikes are ongoing, social events may be affected. See Updated Guidelines for Hiking.

    03/16/2020 Kathy Schultz and George Baker, Newsletter Editors:
    The April 2020 Newsteps has been posted on the website's Newsteps Page

    03/16/2020 The February 2020 MileADay has been posted on the Hike Data page in the members only section.

    03/15/2020 Hiking and the novel Covid-19 Virus.
    We do not plan to suspend scheduled hikes because of the novel Covid-19 virus. There might come a time when circumstances require us to do so. If that becomes necessary, we will notify members in an eblast. Although hikes are ongoing, social events may be affected.

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