Please read our “Welcome Letter” below. No login is required for general website access, although some information is restricted to members only. Click on the page titles above for more specific information.
Catalina State Park wildflowers … this is why we hike!
(photo by Tim Butler – March 2020, Catalina State Park)
Hello SaddleBrooke Hikers,
The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club has six-hundred energetic, enthusiastic members whose passion is hiking the Sonoran Desert, grand canyons, gentle hills and magnificent mountains of Southern Arizona. This is a wonderfully diverse ecosystem. Although the club gathers periodically for social hours, picnics, and trail work days, the main activity and focus is hiking in Arizona.
Membership in the club is open to all SaddleBrooke residents for $10 a year. If you are a resident, you must be a member to hike with the club, although you may hike one time without joining. Non-resident guests may join a hike as a guest on a space available basis when accompanied by a member. Hikes are led by club member guides who choose from the club’s database of almost 500 hikes or propose their own at the hiking guide meetings. Hikes are graded according to difficulty and vary from easy strolls to strenuous, challenging climbs.
The club generally plans hiking trips to various Southwest areas (Arizona or neighboring states) once or twice a year with multiple hikes over several days.
Fitness walks around SaddleBrooke are led Monday through Friday mornings and generally cover 3-4 miles. Click on the following link for more information: SBHC-FITNESS-WALKS-06-05-22.pdf (saddlebrookehikingclub.com)
The club’s bi-monthly newsletter is posted on this website (see NEWSLETTERS). It has articles about the club and a chronological list of currently scheduled hikes. The newsletter is published mid-month six times a year (February, April, June, August, October and December) and covers a two-month period.
Please visit the HIKER INFORMATION section of this website for more information about hiking with our club. If you wish to join the club, please click on the following link to start the registration and payment process: “JOIN SBHC “ . Alternatively, if online payment is not feasible, click on the following link to access our paper application and release: SBHC-MEMBERSHIP-APPLICATION-RELEASE-04-29-23.pdf (saddlebrookehikingclub.com)
Please understand that this site and the information posted on it is designated solely for the use of our club members. We strive to ensure the accuracy of our hike database but caution that it is intended for use by our guides.
We look forward to seeing you on our hikes! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Ruth Caldwell, President (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ken Wong, Vice-President (email@example.com)
Jeff Love, Senior Chief Guide (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marc Humphrey, Associate Chief Guide (email@example.com)
(website launched December 13, 2011)