Need someone to hike with? Join one of these Northern Utah hiking groups

By Mekenna Malan | August 31th, 2021

While a solo hike can be just what the doctor ordered, our local trails are just too beautiful to be enjoyed alone. It's no secret that Utah is an outdoor recreation hub, and there's no shortage of local hiking groups and organizations to join! Here are just a few.

UTAH OUTDOORS 

Utah Outdoors is an outdoor community of 7,300+ members in Utah. Founded in 2012, they have been working on expanding their group as to provide greater opportunities for adventure. Those who lead Utah Outdoor events are all volunteers who are passionate about helping others find ways to get outdoors. 

WASATCH MOUNTAIN CLUB

The Wasatch Mountain Club was incorporated in 1920 by an informally organized group that had been hiking together for several years. Activities are scheduled monthly and open to any member. Primary activities include hiking, backpacking, rock, ice, and alpine climbing, whitewater kayaking, canoeing, and rafting, flat water canoeing, sailing, mountain and road biking, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, social programs, and conservation pursuits.

HIKING & NATURE CLUB SALT LAKE CITY 

This Meetup group is dedicated to helping other Utahns meet new people, exercise, enjoy nature, explore new terrain, see animals and acclimate to elevation gains. Hiking events are usually held every two days.

UTAH RAINBOW HIKERS

Utah Rainbow Hikers is a queer, trans, LGBTQ+ inclusive hiking group in Northern Utah that usually meets the first Sunday of every month. Learn more about this group by reading our interview with the founders here!

WASATCH HIKING & OUTDOORS GROUP

The Wasatch Hiking and Outdoors Meetup is a group of people that love to hike with others. The group features hikes for all skill levels, road trips, camping, and social gatherings. Events are located throughout the Wasatch Front, including Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, & Utah counties and further.

OGDEN OUTDOORS GROUP

The Ogden Outdoors mission is to be a community open to anyone in or around the Ogden Utah area to provide valuable, up to date information, social connection and support, and to help encourage safe, responsible, and sustainable outdoor recreation. Events are scheduled regularly on Facebook, but all participants are welcome to plan their own.

WEBER-DAVIS OUTDOORS

A Meetup group for people who like to get outdoors. Hiking, road and trail biking, snowshoeing, and other events are often hosted in and near Weber and Davis Counties of northern Utah.

COTTONWOODS CANYON FOUNDATION

The Cottonwood Canyons Foundation believes it is imperative to educate the public about the canyons’ unique importance and how the public can help promote the canyons’ ecological health. The Cottonwood Canyons Foundation also aims to provide the community with direct and hands-on ways that individuals can give back to this environment through volunteering and stewardship.

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