November & December 2022 #OPTOUTSIDE Events & Talk at REI!

REI & 52 Hike Challenge 2022 #OPTOUTSIDE Events & Talk at REI 

Join us and our chapter leaders between November 11 and December 11, 2022 as we #OptOutside with REI, by hiking of course!

This is a great opportunity to:

  • Meet fellow #52HikeChallenge participants and leaders

  • Make new hiking buddies

  • Invite your friends and family to enjoy the outdoors

    Below is a list of current #OptOutside hikes, check back as we may be hosting events at more locations. All events are co-ed and family friendly. 

    Click on the links below to join a local hike.


    1. 52 Hike Challenge Los Angeles: Fri, November 11, 2022 at 8 AM PST in Santa Clarita, CA

    2. 52 Hike Challenge Ohio: Sun, November 13, 2022 at 11 AM EST in Cincinnati, OH
    3. 52 Hike Challenge Northern Cali: Sun, November 20, 2022 at 12:30 PM PST in Mill Valley, CA

    4. 52 Hike Challenge Michigan: Sat, November 26, 2022 at 9 AM EST in Ada, MI
    5. 52 Hike Challenge Orange County: Sun, November 27, 2022 at 9 AM PST in Laguna Beach, CA
    6. 52 Hike Challenge Illinois: Sun, November 27, 2022 at 9 AM PST in Carbondale, IL
    7. 52 Hike Challenge Pennsylvania: Family Friendly hike, Sat, December 3, 2022 at 10 AM EST in Mill Run, PA
    8. 52 Hike Challenge Pennsylvania: Moderate hike, Sat, December 3, 2022 at 1 PM EST in Mill Run, PA

    9. 52 Hike Challenge Los Angeles: Sun, December 4, 2022 at 10 AM PST in Claremont, CA

    We hope to see you on the trails!
    Intro to the 52 Hike Challenge 2023 at Vernon Hills, IL REI
    Saturday, December 10, 2022
    9:30am–10:30am PST

    Join your REI Vernon Hills Guides in the 52 Hike Challenge in 2023! The 52 Hike Challenge began in 2014 by co-founders Karla Amador and Phillip Stinis to encourage folks to get outside and live a healthier lifestyle by hiking once a week for an entire year. In this class, we will introduce the details of the 52 Hike Challenge, how to sign up, gear and safety information, and local hike recommendations. We can't wait to join you on this journey!