2019 Centennial Information:

The Centennial Committee has found interesting information in our archives.
** indicates newly linked info.

  • Article"Fun Afoot" (The Plain Dealer 05/16/1980)
  • Article "Lausche Beseiged By Plea to Save Whipp's Ledges" (Cleveland News 12/27/1954)
  • Article "Save Whipp's Ledges cartoon" (Cleveland News 12/27/1954)
  • Article"Sunday Hikers to Follow Route of Club" (Cleveland News 3/21/1953)
  • Article "They Take Nature's Challenge in Stride" (Scoop-Journal-Leader 3/7/1971)
  • Article "Nature, Smog vie in Flats" (The Plain Dealer 5/5/1977)
  • Article on hiker Jay Beswick
  • Article "Mystery Afoot With Hiking Club" (The Plain Dealer 12/2/1991)

  • 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 100-year-old Cleveland Hiking Club over 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 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!

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    Safety and Health Notes

    Including numerous articles updated with Fall Reminders


    Club News and Info

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

    10/22/2019 from: Denise and Chris
    The photo contest judging location directions and map information is posted at the Photos page. As a reminder, members wishing to participate need to submit their photos and entry forms before the chili cook off on October 26.

    10/22/2019 from: Recording Pathfinder
    The September hiking data along with updated the June hiking data and August hiking and statistics updates have been posted Hike Data page in the members only section.

    10/21/2019 from: Newsletter Editors:
    The November Newsteps issue has been posted in the members only section on the Newsteps page.

    10/15/2019 from: Matt Collings
    Hike Leaders, Event Organizers and Committee Chairs - please sign up for the January and February 2020 hikes (on the hike leader page in the members' only section) NO LATER than 11/15/19. Send your comments, changes or requests to Matt Collings via e-mail (mcollings187@aol.com) or phone (440-243-4752).

    09/30/2019 from: Denise, Merchandise Chair:
    The 2019 Centennial Fall Merchandise descriptions, colors, and order forms are available in the Merchandise section.

    09/30/2019 from: Denise and Chris, Photo Contest Chairs:
    The annual club members photo contest information, rules, and entry form are available at this link.

    04/20/2019 Proclamation from Frank Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio
    In honor of CHC Centennial this Proclamation was issued.

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

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