About the East Bay Casual Hiking GroupThe East Bay Casual Hiking Group is an informal group of adults who meet regularly to go hiking. Our hikes typically range from 3-9 miles in length, or 2-4 hours, timewise. We hike primarily in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, and typically in Contra Costa County. But we do venture out to other parts of the Bay Area (and even beyond!) from time to time as well.
What started back in the Fall of 2003 with less than half a dozen members, today continues to grow at a rate of between 30-50 new members each and every month! To learn more about how our group and this website came about, read the History section of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
Our membership is diverse, not only in terms of hiking ability, but also in age. Some of us are pretty experienced, speedy, "trail blazer" hiking types, while others prefer to walk at a slower pace. Some are just getting started in this thing called "hiking". The bulk of us, though, probably fall somewhere in between. Age-wise, we are the young and the young at heart! Mostly, we are 20-, 30-, 40-, and 50-somethings.
There is no per hike fee or yearly membership fee to join our group.
We hike on public trails around the Contra Costa County area, so membership is and will always be
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