Join the Facebook Group near you! Start sharing and connecting with Women Who Hike in your area today!



Our Facebook groups help to connect women all over the world! Here are the links to all of the state specific and regional groups that we have started. We recommend that you join your state specific group and also regional group (i.e. Women Who Hike Midwest). If you happen to be traveling to one of these places and are looking for recommendations from the women who hike community, we encourage you to join that group and make a post about your visit. Click, enter, join and start sharing and connecting with other Women Who Hike today!

Here are our rules and guidelines for each of our Facebook Groups:

  1. Be Kind & Courteous- We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.

  2. No Hate Speech Or Bullying- Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.

  3. Give more than you take from this group. Any promotion, spam or irrelevant links will be removed.



To help ensure you’re getting the most out of our groups and meeting women who hike near you, here are some additional guidelines that we would like for you to follow:

-Each request for joining our Facebook groups will be carefully screened in order to protect the information of female solo hikers. We are no longer accepting joint (male-female) profiles. We are no longer accepting profiles that do not have a personal name. If you are a business, blog, non-personal entity trying to access our Facebook groups, your request will be denied. There will be no exceptions. It is our #1 priority to protect our members and respect the privacy and safety of all of the women in our Facebook groups. 


-You may join any group you like. If you would like to explore hikes in a neighboring state or one that you’re traveling to, you can join that group in addition to the group belonging to the state and/or region that you reside in.

-Our groups are ‘closed’ to protect female solo hikers. This is a topic that often comes up within our community, which is why our groups are closed. We also rarely publish group hike information to our public Instagram account or website for this reason. It is our #1 priority to protect our members and respect the privacy and safety of all of the women in our Facebook groups.

-If you are a member in this group, you may create informal meet ups in the discussion or by creating an event in the group. Please do not use ‘Women Who Hike’ in your event name or event description. We ask this for insurance purposes.

-If you are creating an event, meet up or group hike it is assumed that the event is women only unless otherwise stated. If you want to hike with co-ed, couples, with dogs, with kids, with slow hikers, with advanced hikers etc… the event you created should just say so. If you’re looking to hike with Moms with kids, couples, hikers with dogs, slow hikers, advanced hikers etc… just add that detail into the event description.

-If you are creating an event or have done a meet up with other women who hike in one of our Facebook groups we would love to know about it. Include some pictures and a write up of the trail experience and email them to:

-Any events or posts in our groups that look to be posted for promotional purposes may be flagged and removed.

-We discourage any posts in our groups that are not hiking or outdoors related. Please do not post about looking for roommates or housing, we use this as an example because it seems to be one we see often.

-We are a Leave No Trace group and encourage all members to follow the 7 principles of Leave No Trace ethics. If there are questions or posts within our groups which contradict these ethics, they may be removed and you also may be removed as a member.

-We discourage any posting and/or sharing of advertisements, promotional posts or personal fundraisers. These posts will also be flagged and removed. If this happens repeatedly from any member, you may also be removed.

-If you are looking for a Women Who Hike group hike, you may not find it in our Facebook groups. As stated above, our hosted group hikes (organized by us or our Ambassador team) are first sent to members signed up through our website. If a hike does not ‘fill’ those hikes are then posted in the corresponding Facebook group(s).

-We can be found on instagram at @womenwhohike. We are a 1% For The Planet Company. 1% of our proceeds goes directly to environmental nonprofits delivering real impact in areas like clean water, more sustainable agriculture, tackling climate change, conserving wildlife habitat and more. We are also an official Leave No Trace community partner.

We are looking forward to following along and connecting with you on and off the trail! If you have any questions about how to use our groups or concerns about posts within our groups please email us at