GetHiking! Winter 2022 Series for the Aspiring Hiker (couple/family)


Hiking conditioning

You’ve heard about the physical and mental benefits of hiking and of simply being in nature. You’ve likely also heard that, as “workouts” go, hiking hardly feels like work. Make 2022 the year you finally get into hiking and reaping the benefits with our 10-week hiking program for beginners.

Feb. 6 – April 10, 2022

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Welcome to our 2022 Winter Hike Series for the Aspiring Hiker, a great way for newcomers to launch a more active lifestyle while enjoying the many health benefits of moving in nature. Our Winter Hike Series visits 11 trails in the Triangle to sample some of the best hiking around.

What: Ten Sunday afternoon hikes on trails throughout the Triangle.

The hikes: We hike a relaxed, beginner-friendly pace — between 2 and 2.5 mph — on trails ranging from 2 miles (at the beginning) to 5 miles (at the end).

When: Sundays beginning Feb. 6 and ending April 10. The hikes begin at 1 p.m. 

Includes: In addition to 10 hikes:

    • Kick-off Zoom meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 2  at 6 p.m. to discuss how the hikes will work, what gear you’ll need, how-to-dress and more
    • Weekly enewsletter with tips, resources, gear recommendations, and a guide for that week’s hike
    • Guide to 25 Triangle Trails
    • “Let’s GetHiking! A Quick and Comprehensive Guide for the Aspiring Hiker (Second Edition),” a 109-page guide with everything an aspiring hiker needs to know. (The book will be mailed to you upon registration.)

Hiker limit: To insure you you don’t get lost in the crowd, this program is limited to 10 hikers.

Cost: $195, $345 for couples and families

Join!  To learn more and register, go here.

Where we hike

Feb. 6   Eno River State Park (Cole Mill Road Access), Durham. 2.5 miles

Feb. 13  Horton Grove Nature Preserve, Bahama. 3.2 miles

Feb. 20  Mountains-to-Sea Trail at Falls Lake, Day-Hike Section M (Rollingview Access), Raleigh. 3.5 miles

Feb. 27   Mountains-to-Sea Trail at Falls Lake, Day-Hike Section L (Rollingview Access), Raleigh. 3mmiles

March 6   Little River Regional Park, Durham/Orange county line. 3.5 miles

March 13  Mountains-to-Sea Trail at Falls Lake, Day-Hike Section P (Hickory Hill Boat Ramp), Raleigh. 3 miles

March 20 Mountains-to-Sea Trail at Falls Lake, Day-Hike Section Q (Hickory Hill Boat Ramp), Raleigh. 3.7 miles

March 27 Eno River State Park, Durham. 4.2 miles

April 3  Butner Game Lands at Falls Lake, Bahama. 4.5 miles

April 10 Mountains-to-Sea Trail at Falls Lake, Day-Hike Section H (Shinleaf Recreation Area), Raleigh. 5 miles


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