Hiking, Running, Walking

Milpitas and Silicon Valley have lots of great places for taking a walk or serious hiking. Here are groups who organize hikes to go together and make friends.

Clubs & Organizations

Bay Area Hiking And Anything Fun
This group is all about having a great time in the company of people with shared interests such as hiking, running, walking, bicycling, and a wide range of other activities and adventures we do together.

Bay Area Orienteering Club
We’ve gone orienteering with this group for several years now at local parks. Object is, with a map and compass, to locate ‘controls’ and not get lost.

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Commission
BPAC advises the City Council about modification and expansion of the City of Milpitas’ bikeway system. The Commission’s goal is providing information that ultimately results in safe and convenient bicycle routes throughout the City while connecting routes to other cities for use by all cyclists.

Mission Peak Striders
A group of recreational runners of all ability levels from the Southeast Bay Area (Fremont, Hayward, Union City, Newark, Milpitas). We meet for regularly scheduled runs on Saturday and Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. The club web page lists the run schedule.

Mt Diablo Guided Hikes, Walks & Events
MDIA sponsored hikes are free and open to all. Hikers are requested to arrive promptly at scheduled times. Mt Diablo is located about 30 miles to the north and east of Milpitas, off of I-680.

Open Space Appreciation Hiking Enthusiasts
The Open Space Authority docents are friendly, engaging and won’t make you cry hiking up the hill (unless you like killer hikes and then they have some crazy intense hikers, too). This group is for anyone who likes to go hiking, or for walks and would like people to go with. If you like walking with other people, if you are shy, friendly, outgoing, or just love being outdoors, this is a chance to hang out with some fun people.

Sleep Late and Hike
Interested in spending more time on the weekends in nature? Want to explore more of the Bay Area? Are you an afternoon person? Like to walk at a moderate pace? This may be the group for you!

Southbay Ramblers
A Bay Area hiking group that was formed in the South Bay with the goal of gathering people together to have fun, while getting plenty of exercise and making new friends.

Urban Footprints Hiking Club
Facebook page announcing local hikes.

Donate Camping Gear

Today’s Youth Matter
Makes use of gently used sleeping bags, tents, kayaks and canoes during their annual summer camps, which give at-risk children a weeklong escape. Baseballs, bats and tennis rackets also go a long way in bringing the fun back to a child’s life. 461 Valley Way, Milpitas, 408-719-9125.


Bay Area Hiker Facebook Page
Members may announce hikes welcoming others to join in. Also find announcements for trail building volunteers. You will also find out about closed parks, often because of storm damage to raods.

Relay For Life
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10am to 2pm. Murphy Park. Milpitas supports American Cancer Society with a local bark for life. Sign up your K9 family member. $10 donation.

See also: Trails & Bike Paths

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