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.

CHC’s Centennial Legacy Trail – Make a Donation
In honor of our Centennial, the Cleveland Hiking Club will make a gift to the Metroparks by 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. In return for designating the new spur as our legacy trail, Metroparks policy calls for a $10,000 donation, which will allow the trail to be named for the CHC.

We expect the trail to be dedicated in April 2019.

We are working to raise the $10,000 donation from our members, an effort the board has approved. We hope you will make a gift and be a part of our Centennial legacy. Members who make a gift of at least $10.00 will be listed in our Centennial Book as “Legacy Donors” or a similar designation. Of course, members are free to make a larger donation. We will periodically report progress toward our $10,000 goal. If you have questions about donating, please contact Dave Hobe at davidh@hobe.com.

Donation forms will be found in each issue of Newsteps. Complete and mail the form, along with your check, to Pala Krznaric at the address on the form.

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 Really old news and info has been archived.

05/03/2018 Attention hikers planning on participating in the 40 mile hike on 5/6. Check out the additional details that Louise sent out via an e-blast; these have been posted on the hiking schedule page.

04/24/2018 E-blast: From Kathy Schultz and Maureen Lindway, Co-editors
The May newsletter has been posted to the website in Members Only->Newsteps section.

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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