Holy Hikes Chapters

The mission of Holy Hikes has always been to work towards restoring Communion with all of Creation. Holy Hikes started in 2010 in the Episcopal Diocese of California, however we know this is not the only place where people either are worshipping or longing to worship God alongside the rest of Creation in its constant and unending hymn to the Creator. Since then Holy Hikes has expanding into a network of ministries from coast-to-coast committed to this common mission. See below for a listing of our current chapters…

Since 2010 and having held dozens of outdoor liturgical hikes we have learned a great deal of best practices in the areas of: promotion/marketing, inclusivity of children and elders, preparing and offering liturgies outdoors, insurance/finances, practical things like vessels and vestments, picking locations, and everyday minutia. Holy Hikes is committed to helping our chapters flourish.

Local chapters are given authorized, branded Holy Hikes names and logos, counseling and support on best practices, ongoing personal support, and in the past (depending on our financial resources in a given year) we’ve provided chapter leaders with books, scholarships, and micro-grants to support their partnerships with local waterkeepers and environmental nonprofits.

CLICK HERE to submit an application to start a Holy Hikes chapter in your area.

CHAPTER DUES: we have a tiered model for chapter dues to allow chapters to form and build local support. First year: $60; Second year: $120; Subsequent Years: $240. Chapter Dues help support this website, promotion of Holy Hikes, and resources we provide to our chapters.

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We are pleased to be affiliated with the following Eco-Ministries:

The Garden Church (San Pedro, CA)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gardenchurchsp
Website: http://gardenchurchsp.org

Forest Church
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/forestchurch/
Website: http://www.mysticchrist.co.uk/forest_church

Do you have an environmental ministry that would like to become an affiliate of Holy Hikes? Click Here to apply as an affiliate and to tell us more about your ministry.

Current Chapters

San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area

The Rev. Justin Cannon
Holy Hikes– San Francisco Bay Area hikes one Saturday of the month at 10:00am at different locations in the Diocese of California.
Holy Hikes- Brazos Valley (Central Texas)

Holy Hikes- Brazos Valley (Central Texas)

The Rev. Dr. Rebecca B. Watts
Holy Hikes Brazos Valley will organize hikes one Saturday per month beginning in October 2019. Contact: holyhikesbrazosvalley@gmail.com
Holy Hikes– Northeast Ohio

Holy Hikes– Northeast Ohio

Holy Hikes – Northeast Ohio plans to hold hikes on the last Saturday of the month. Contact? Marilyn Matevia, mmatevia@gmail.com
Holy Hikes– Rio Grande

Holy Hikes– Rio Grande

Holy Hikes- Rio Grande plans quarterly liturgical hikes. Contact? Fr. Jeremiah Grifffin, fr.jeremiah@stchadsabq.org
Holy Hikes– Southern Indiana

Holy Hikes– Southern Indiana

Holy Hikes – Southern Indiana plans hikes on the 2nd Saturday of each month beginning May 14. Hikers are to meet at the designated trail-head at 9:00am. Contact? The Rev. Rick Kautz, rkautz@stpaulna.org
Holy Hikes– Smokies

Holy Hikes– Smokies

Holy Hikes – Smokies hikes the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00am Contact: Pastor Larry Boudon, pastor@graceor.org
Holy Hikes– Twin Cities

Holy Hikes– Twin Cities

Holy Hikes- Twin Cities hikes the 2nd Saturdays of the month at 10:00am Contact: Brent Haglund, BrentH@princeofpeacechurch.org
Holy Hikes– Vermont

Holy Hikes– Vermont

Holy Hikes – Vermont is in headquartered in the Greater Burlington, Vermont area. Hikes are generally held October to April on one Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and May to September one Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Contact: The Rev. Kim Hardy, revkimhardy@gmail.com