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Osher Institute Hikers

Come with us and explore the wonders of nature: the breathtaking waterfalls, wildlife, various plants and vegetation, not to mention historic urban settings. Our hikes run from September through June and cover an array of venues from the Shenandoah National Park to urban hikes, and all points in between. Our hikes generally run between four and seven miles in length with varying degrees of difficulty and elevation change. We generally leave around 8 a.m. and return by 5 p.m. For more information, contact the group coordinator: Lex Bailey, All participants are required to sign a liability release form.

Spring 2020 Hike Schedule

Date Location
Tuesday, February 25 Wahrani Nature Trail
Monday, March 25 Urban Hike – Ashland
Thursday, April 16 White Oak Canyon
Tuesday, May 5 Spy Rock
Wednesday, May 27 The Market at Grelen (Montpelier)
Wednesday, June 10 Picnic at Leesylvania State Park

Guidelines for Hikers

  • You must be an Osher member or a guest of an Osher member to participate in a hike.
  • We will meet and depart promptly at the times stated in the hike email.
  • Please do not veer off or leave a hike without informing a member of the hiking committee.
  • We try to pick hikes that appeal to a wide range of hikers, but due to difficulty and elevation, may not be possible for all hikers.
  • For safety reasons and as a courtesy to the other hikers, everyone on the hike must be able to maintain a steady pace and stay with the group. All hikers will be required to sign release forms before departing for the hike.
  • There is generally a waiting list for hikers so if you find you cannot go on a hike, please inform Lex Bailey at ASAP so another person can fill your slot.
  • Be sure to dress appropriately for a day out of doors and wear comfortable shoes. A day pack and walking stick are recommended. Also, all hikers are strongly encouraged to carry a listing of emergency contact information.
  • The hiking committee is always looking for new ideas and members. If you would be interested in having a voice on hiking issues, please email Lex.

Contact Us

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

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