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Osher Institute Hikers

All Osher members are welcome to participate in our Hiking Group. We hike at least once a month from September through June. Most of our hikes are moderate in difficulty with one or two more strenuous hikes per season. Our designated “urban” hike usually includes lunch at a local venue, while the remaining hikes are “brown bag” events. We generally meet at a central location and car pool to the trailhead. Our goal is to return to campus no later than 5 p.m. We generally stay within a two-hour radius of Richmond. More specific information is distributed with each hike announcement (e.g., elevation change, distance, degree of difficulty, etc.). Reminder: This is a hiking group not a walking group.

Emails will be sent out 2-3 weeks before a scheduled hike. Acknowledgement emails with detailed information will be sent out approximately 10 days before the hike to those registered. A hike may be cancelled due to inclement weather. If possible, the hike will be rescheduled at a later date.

Osher members are encouraged to bring a guest to our hikes prior to joining the group. Pets are not allowed on our hikes.

Osher member volunteer hike committee members:

  • Amelia Wolfe, Coordinator
  • Tim Hanger
  • Marshall Erving
  • Floyd Myers
  • George Cain
  • Ennis Kelly
  • Sonnie Rosemond
  • Marlene Ebert
  • Mary Pawelski

To sign up for a hike, contact the hike coordinator by email or call the Osher office at (804) 287-6608.

Spring 2017 Hike Schedule

Date Location Degree of Difficulty
Monday, January 16 Greenway Interpretive Trail/Williamsburg Moderate
Thursday, February 16 T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge Easy
Monday, March 20 Lexington Urban Hike Urban
Thursday, April 13 White Rock Falls, off Blue Ridge Parkway (just south of Afton) Moderate
Monday, May 8 Newport News Park Easy
Thursday, May 25 Del Fosse Winery, Nelson County Moderate
Monday, June 12 Smithfield Urban

Contact Us

Osher Institute
Special Programs Building 100
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 287-6608
Fax: (804) 287-1264

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays