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Hiking

Do you enjoy nature and companionship? Take a hike . . . with us!

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Pictures of a hike from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave

Overview: Trained COP volunteers lead fun hikes in various interesting locations in Central Ohio.

Upcoming Hikes: Please find upcoming hikes on the Hiking Activities calendar (scroll down).  If you have questions about a specific hike, kindly contact that hike’s leader (noted on the calendar). 

To be informed about future COP hikes, please join COP, indicate in your member profile that you’re interested in hiking, and/or check the Hiking Activities calendar periodically. Many of our COP hikes are publicized in our COP Meetup group, or on a Facebook hiking site (not officially affiliated with COP), both of which you are welcome to join.

For general questions about hiking, please contact the COP office at office@outdoor-pursuits.org or 614.442.7901, or COP hiking activity leader Bruce Smith at hiking@outdoor-pursuits.org.

Leading Hikes: Hike leaders get to decide when and where we will hike, as well as hike length and pace. In addition, leaders help people to enjoy the outdoors, hiking, and each other’s company.  To find out what it takes to become a hike leader (no obligation), please contact our hiking activity leader at hiking@outdoor-pursuits.org.

Hiking Links:

Columbus Metro Parks

Columbus, OH Day Hikers

Hike it Baby

Ohio to Erie Trail

Ohio State Parks

Buckeye Trail   


Upcoming events

    • 03/28/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • REI Dublin Store, 6424 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
    • 10



    At ages 65, 66, and 69 & on a vegan diet, 

    Jerry Rampelt climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro three times with two successful summits. 

    Rampelt will share photos from his three climbs, as well as show what gear is needed to successfully climb Kilimanjaro. 

    His story will inspire you to keep active into what used to be the golden years.

    ***NOTE: Registration is through REI at https://www.rei.com/events/climbing-mt-kilimanjaro-with-jerry-rampelt/columbus/165622

    ***Event is Full as of March 1st and there is a waiting list.



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