It’s All About Community…

We believe in the power of community, both online and in-person and we know that sometimes there’s nothing better than hitting the trails with a group of friends.

That’s why we started our Hike Like A Woman Locals program, to connect you with our Ambassadors & Contributors who have volunteered to lead group hikes in their local areas.

Here’s how HLAW Locals works.

1. Find a local HLAW hiking group in your area.

2. Click to join their private facebook page.

3. Follow their facebook page for information on group hikes and local outdoor activities.

4. Check out our terms of use at the bottom of this page and join us for a hike.

5. Share your adventures with us on social media using the hashtag #hikelikeawoman!

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No Locals Group In Your Area? We can still help

Contact: rebecca@justtrails.com

We know that it will take time to grow our HLAW Locals program and offer more group hikes throughout the world.

Until then we’ve started a meet-up facebook group. The goal here is to connect you with another HLAW reader and hiker in your area who just might want to take a hike with you.

HLAW Alaska
Leader: Jamie Robinson

Contact: JAR1023@hotmail.com

We plan to hike: Anchorage, Mat-Su, and Portage areas.

Our vision:  To get out and enjoy what Alaska has to offer! To be able to feel confident to hike with friends and family in bear country. I have little ones so hikes will be child lead until summer comes. Then we can have evening hikes under the midnight sun without kids.

East Tennessee
Leader: Amy Haney

Contact: ahaney01@comcast.net

We plan to hike: Big South Fork, Frozen Head, Big Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains, local waterfalls.

Our vision: To enjoy the great outdoors, educate, relax & observe. A time when women can come together & experience success and find common ground for fitness, conversation, & support. We may have kid-friendly hikes where parents can enjoy time with their children exploring, hiking, and learning.

mid-atlantic
Leader: Tina Lanciault & Mo Palepale

Contact: tina@havingfunoutdoors.com & mmpalepale@yahoo.com

We plan to hike: The Mason Dixon Trail and AT

Our vision: Bring women together to for a fun day/night where they can leave their problems at home and enjoy themselves out in nature, help them re charge so they can go back to their daily lives with a better outlook and attitude.

SE Wyoming
Leader: Rebecca Walsh

Contact: rebecca@justtrails.com

We plan to hike: We plan to hike Vedauwoo, Pole Mountain & the Snowy Range with occasional hikes in Northern Colorado with HLAW NoCo as well.

Our vision: To connect women with trails and explore together. For family-friendly hikes visit my other hiking group, the Little Laramie Hikers. This group will just be for kid-free hikes.

HLAW Arizona
Leader: Jennifer Hewitt

Contact: perfectlydamaged@yahoo.com

We plan to hike: within a 4-hour driving radius from Phoenix

Our vision: To get women outside where they can experience the healing power of nature away from the stress and responsibilities of everyday life, work, and family; to bring like-minded women together for the purpose of fun and friendship; to get out of the routine by exploring new and unfamiliar areas.

Northern Colorado
Leader: Amanda Mills

Contact: backcountryhorsemanco@gmail.com

We plan to hike: Arapaho/Roosevelt National Forest, Rawah Wilderness, Rocky Mountain National Park, Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Our vision: To meet like-minded women in the area and explore the backcountry together! I’m a horse person so I’d be happy to work in group rides as well if there is interest. Overnight camp trips, day hikes, kayak trips, etc. – I’m game to incorporate all manner of outdoor fun!

St. Louis
Leader: Emily Decker

Contact: edeckerhikestl@gmail.com

We plan to hike: Lewis and Clark Trails, Buford Mountain, Chubb Trail, Ozark Trail.

Our vision: I would like a group for women who love the outdoors to be able to get together and enjoy each others company while doing something they love without their families, children or other distractions. I want the women to feel empowered. I would like other women to want to join us! We would also want to do some overnight trips where we stay in a cabin and do some hikes over a weekend, or camp out somewhere locally, or within 60 miles or so of STL.

Heartlands River
Leader: Annie Copeland

Contact: kylakegal@gmail.com

Where we plan to hike: Pennyrile State Forest, Land Between the Lakes, Mantle Rock and parts of The Shawnee National Forest.

Vision: Camaraderie on the trail; kick it with like minded women logging a few miles on various trails. Short distance hikes to relax the mind, soothe the soul, get outdoors and in shape! Hiking newbies welcomed! There may also be the opportunity to canoe, kayak, paddle board, and who knows what else!

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Leader: Mara Kuhn

Contact: rightkindoflost@outlook.com

We plan to hike: The Ouachita and Ozark national forests. Hiking in Hot Springs National Park, or the Buffalo National River

Our vision: To get women outdoors and exploring The Natural State. I hope to empower women and encourage them to be confident in being an outdoorsy woman.

smoky mountains
Leader: Amanda "Lucy" Haskins

Contact: ahaskinsart@gmail.com

We plan to hike: The Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas

Our vision: To get more women outside exploring and empowering themselves.

southern utah
Leader: April McPherson

Contact: AprilLouisePhoto@gmail.com

Where you plan to hike: We will be trekking through the beautiful land of Southern Utah, both front and backcountry (for those interested). From the St. George area to Cedar City and into the local canyons, there’s a lot of beautiful land to be seen!

Vision: To get women outdoors regardless of experience level and create an environment of like-minded women that encourage one another to be their best. Growing personal confidence, expanding their outdoor skills, and learning from one another are my key goals!

DC Metri
Leader: Marinel de Jesus

Contact: bgtrekker@peakexplorations.com

Where we plan to hike: Shenandoah National Park in VA, Monongahela in WV, the AT, and other trails a few hours drive from the DC/MD/VA metro area. There will be opportunities to venture out to trek up north in New York or New Hampshire or south to North Carolina or Tennessee, and beyond, depending on the members’ interests.

Vision: The outdoors is a safe space for women to forge friendships and connections. All women from diverse backgrounds and various hiking skills are welcome and encouraged to join. Our outdoor pursuits will focus on trails near the DC/MD/VA metropolitan area. However, we aim to promote variety in our treks and new experiences beyond the nearby trails. Expect some of our treks to occur further out as we hit National Parks anywhere in the nation. There will be opportunities to learn more about hiking, camping, backpacking and traveling in general as we plan to schedule information sessions for beginners. Also, as the organizer of the group is an avid trekker overseas, there will be opportunities to organize all-female groups to do treks in Nepal, Peru, Kilimanjaro and other similar places to empower women to challenge themselves even further and expand their horizons in the process. We live in the moment and waste no time to cross our bucket list of trails as we grow individually and collectively.

Terms of Use:

Hike Like a Woman is happy to help connect people who want to hike with volunteers who want to lead local hikes. But is it important to remember a few things.

The outdoors is dangerous and unpredictable, and conditions on the ground, including the location and safety of trails, change constantly.

You agree that you have all the necessary skills and capabilities to venture into the outdoors and independently assess all dangers.

Our hiking group leaders are volunteers, not professional guides. They are happy to offer what knowledge and experience they have. But it is up to you to be prepared with appropriate clothing, food, water, and any equipment you might want or need.

You agree that you will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Hike Like A Woman & Just Trails LLC and it’s employees and volunteers from and against all claims and causes of action of any kind, including those sounding in tort or in contract, or based upon any law or statute.

You assume all risks associated with hiking with a Hike Like A Woman Locals group and release the Company for any claim of negligence.