Welcome!

Well, our winter/spring season is winding down.  We had a wonderful camping trip and hike at Martin Creek Lake State Park in April.  Unfortunately our day hike on the Lone Star Hiking Trail was washed out, literally.  Some of you may remember some rains in late April.  Section 1 of the LSHT is pretty low, so…  Anyway, check out the May newsletter for trip reports, future activities, and more!

Our day hike for May is Jesse Jones Park, and our camping trip destination is Dinosaur Valley State Park.  We will have the first club Backpacking Trip in several years the 3rd weekend in May.  We will be doing an almost 7 mile hike on the LSHT, camping overnight, and then hiking another 5 miles back to the trailhead and our vehicles the next day.  This will be an introductory backpacking trip for several of our members, and we are excited to be rebooting backpacking in The Woodlands Hiking Club.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Camping Trip  –Dinosaur Valley State Park
Day Hike –  Jesse Jones Park and Nature Center

June Club Meeting:
Wed, June 1, 2016 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.

Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center (Map)
1300 Riley Fuzzel Road Spring, Texas 77386

To see a map of camping trips for Winter/Spring 2016, click here, and the map will open in a new tab.

Please feel free to join one of our club meetings.  For more information about the club send an email to thewoodlandshikingclub@gmail.com, and check out our newsletter by clicking on the NEWSLETTERS link in the left menu.  If you would like to join us for a Day Hike before you can come to one of our meetings, also send an email that you are interested.  

WHERE do our members live?  Check out this map to see.   Our members come from a wide range of communities in the Greater Houston area.  The 4 most represented communities are The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, and Houston.   We also have members from Montgomery, Cypress, Willis, and Kingwood.

We are also adding a webpage on general hiking related information.  Check it out at <Hiking Info!>.  AND we have just added the March Newsletter, look to the left!

ABOUT THE WOODLANDS HIKING CLUB

The Woodlands Hiking Club, a group of enthusiastic hikers and campers committed to enjoying the outdoors, was officially organized in 1983. While most of our members are from The Woodlands and surrounding areas, we also have members in Sugar Land, Georgetown, and Arlington.

A day hike is usually scheduled for a Saturday morning once a month at a local trail, park, or nature center. We normally camp one weekend a month at a Texas state park, hike Saturday, and enjoy a pot-luck dinner on Saturday night; or sometimes we go to a local restaurant. We do not have regular campouts during July, August, or December. Some members have travel trailers and some have tents. Once in awhile, we stay at a motel.

Each year the club plans hiking and camping trips to meet the interests of its members. There is something for everyone – local day hikes, weekend trips with short day hikes, or an adventurous week-long backpacking trip to places like the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, or Big Bend National Park. The Club occasionally plans more exotic trips. Over the past several years, trips have included Alaska, Peru, England, Mexico, and France. In August 2009, a couple of our members went llamapacking in Colorado near the Continental Divide. In December 2009, several members once again went to Big Bend National Park to spend a week at one of the club’s favorite places. In October 2011, we went to Great Smoky Mountains National Park; and in September 2012, a group traveled to Taos, New Mexico.  In March 2014 the club spent a week in glorious Big Bend National Park, enjoying more than 8 hikes totaling more than 25 miles.

Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month except we do not meet in July, August, or December. We meet at the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center, 1300 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring, TX; and meetings begin at 7:00 P.M. Our newsletters from the past year (see tab at the left) will give you a good idea of our activities, and the most recent newsletter will have up-to-date contact information and any changes in our meeting day and location.

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