DC Metro Area
Club Since 1979

who we are

Adventuring is an outdoors club for the LGBTQ+ community in the Washington, DC Metro area. We’re all about enjoying the outdoors and being physically active.

Our LGBTQ+ volunteers lead hikes year-round. Camping, backpacking, and canoeing are examples of some of the other things we do when we have volunteers to lead them and, we love beginners, so don’t worry about any lack of experience.

Don’t have a car? Not to worry – our trip leaders coordinate carpools from Metro stations.

what we do


We specialize in half-day and day-long hikes in DC, VA, MD, WV, PA. We accept all fitness levels (although some hikes are more strenuous than others).


A few times per year we organize simple, overnight camping trips. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn camping skills!


We also specialize in half-day and day-long educational city walks. Examples include C&O Canal and Gettysburg Battlefields.


Adventuring hosts four parties per year: Winter Social, Spring Potluck Social, Summer Picnic, Fall Potluck Social. Everyone can attend - Come get to know us!


Nope! We accept all fitness and experience levels. Our members run the gamut from “slow beginners” to “seasoned experts”. You will fit in.

Yes! We are open to everyone.

Membership is free! However there is a per-trip fee, ranging from $5 to $25 depending on the distance and duration of the event.

Yes! There are a few minor prerequisites. Please reach out to us at AdventuringLGBTQ@gmail.com to get started.”

We love pets! Rules change based on the location of the hike, so ask your hike leader before bringing Fido.

Generally no. Just your favorite footwear, a decent backpack to hold plenty of water and snacks. Your hike leader will give you specifics before each event. 

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