OC Hiking Club
The Orange County Hiking Club, is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit which exists to promote physical, mental and emotional wellness through connection with nature. In addition to outdoor recreation for our members, OC Hiking Club nurtures stewardship that protects trails for future generations and provides education, encouragement and nature-empowerment for people of all ages, families and at-risk youth through mentorship and leadership development in the outdoors.  
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Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

The Orange County Hiking Club helps "at risk" youth connect with nature. This model program helps at-risk youth and receives high praises from the community and agencies.


Across the United States there are thousands of at-risk youth that have been pulled from their homes.


The OC Hiking Club works with at-risk youth of all ages from local and national agencies including: CASA, GRIP, SOY, Orangewood Foundation, Foster Care Auxiliary and others.


We connect at-risk youth with the outdoors on local walks and hikes. These magical hikes take children out into nature in a supportive social environment. Time spent in nature is highly beneficial and creates lasting positive memories (read “Last Child in the Woods” www.richardlouv.com). Additionally, studies show that even a small amount of positive adult attention can make a big difference in the life of a child. Each trip is headed by an OC Hiking Club Hike Organizer with a background check. The youth are accompanied by staff or adults from the accompanying agency.

Kids in Need of Nature Statistics:


Our goal is to raise community awareness of the need within our local Orange County area and to help deserving kids connect with the outdoors. If you wish to attend a Kids in Need of Nature hike please join the club and read the event text carefully. A background check is required.

Quotes from Children on Kids in Need of Nature Hike

Hike Information

OC Register Articles

Rules & Safety Tips for Attendees

  1. Stay with the Hike Organizer and members who know the route.
  2. Know and follow the rules established for these events.
  3. Bring a sun hat and sunscreen.
  4. Comfortable shoes with traction are advised. Tennis shoes are acceptable.
  5. Dress appropriately for the weather: loose, comfortable clothing with wicking capability and layers for temperature variation is recommended.
  6. Bring MORE than just one bottle of water.

What Hike Everywhere/OC Hiking Club members say...

Some of the agencies we work with:

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