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 1,200 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 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: Take a Deep Breath


Club News and Info

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

7/5/2020 The 7:30 a.m. hike on Tuesday July 7 (7B) will be a DOSP hike, Discover-Organized Self-Paced, as described in the July "Newsteps", page 3. Changes already! Per gentle reminder of Matt Collings, Chief Pathfinder, no solo hiking. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, in the CHC, "You'll Never Walk Alone". Second change: Option C on the sheet which each hiker will receive, is eliminated for July/August, due to road improvement project. Finally, important words: Six feet, sun screen, water. We are in the Dog Days of Summer.

07/05/2020 Wally Biery
For anyone that may not visit South Chagrin Shelterhouse regularly please note that Hawthorne Parkway is closed between SOM Center Rd (SR 91) and Arbor Lane. Coming from the south on SOM Center the Shelterhouse can be accessed by heading east from on Cannon Rd to Arbor Lane, turn left and take it Hawthorne. If coming from the north on SOM Center head east on Miles Rd. to Sulphur Springs Drive, turn right and take that to Hawthorne. I have included a link to the Cleveland Metroparks map of South Chagrin Reservation.

06/21/2020 Kathy Schultz and George Baker, Newsletter Editors:
The July 2020 Newsteps has been posted on the website's Newsteps Page

06/15/2020 From: Matt Collings, Chief Pathfinder
Sign up to lead hikes during September and October via the link in the Members Only section on the Hike leader information page. The deadline is 7/15/20.

06/08/2020 Kathy Schultz and George Baker, Newsletter Editors:
The Supplemental Newsletter Volume 1 Number 3 has been posted on the Newsteps page.

06/07/2020 To all hike leaders:
Thank you for carefully reporting your split hikes as provided by the Responsible Hiking Guidelines. After a week of painstaking work, the Recording Pathfinder has determined that there is a way to accomplish reporting that is less tasking for our recorders. The Responsible Hiking Guidelines (item 2) have been updated to reflect this change in how to report split hikes. Please use this format going forward. See this link.

5/12/2020 - From: Peggy Koesel, President
The Cleveland Hiking Club plans to resume scheduled hiking on June 1, 2020. We will introduce updated Responsible Hiking Guidelines for those of you who want to hike with the club, effective upon our return to the trail. We expect these guidelines to be a part of how we hike together for the foreseeable future. See this link.

05/10/2020 From: Matt Collings, Chief Pathfinder
We will publish the final June 2020 hiking schedule ONLINE ONLY. Beginning with the July 2020 schedule, we will resume an online and printed schedule format.
New guidelines for responsible hiking will be posted under Club News and hike schedule page on the website soon.
These guidelines will also appear in the June 2020 Newsteps issue. The effective date of these guidelines is June 1, 2020.

04/21/2020 The partial March 2020 MileADay has been posted on the Hike Data page in the members only section. This represents data collected for March 1 - March 20, 2020 hikes.

04/16/2020 - Notice to All - Continued Suspension of Hiking.
The CHC board of directors has extended the suspension of all club hiking until May 31, 2020. No schedule of activities will be printed or posted for the month of May 2020. The board will consider options for hiking after May 31 at its next meeting.

04/1/2020 From: Matt Collings, Chief Pathfinder
Refer to this link for information on the new measures Cleveland Metroparks is implementing to encourage social distancing

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.

03/15/2020 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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