OC Hiking Club
Largest hiking club in the Great OC
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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Orangewood Children's Foundation

Foster Care
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

Hike Everywhere/Orange County Hiking Club helps “at risk” kids connect with nature. This model program helps abandoned /abused youth and receives high praises from the community and agencies.


Across the United States there are hundreds of thousands of abandoned /abused kids that have been pulled from their homes.


Hike Everywhere/OC Hiking Club works with abandoned / abused kids of all ages from local and national agencies such as CASA, Orangewood Foundation, Foster Care Auxiliary, Social Services agencies and others.


We connect kids with the outoors on local walks and hikes. These magical hikes take abandoned /abused kids out into nature in a supportive social environment. Time spent in nature is highly beneficial for children 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 led by a hike leader with a Live Scan Background check and accompanied by club members. 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 these kids connect with nature. If you wish to attend these hikes and help our communities Kids in Need of Nature please join the club and read the calendar event text carefully.

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:

Please support Hike Everywhere/OC Hiking Club's Kid in Need program,
we are supported by donations only.

All donations are tax deductable.

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