Awesome hikes, scenic vistas, lighthouses, centuries-old trees, waterfalls — here in the Bay, there’s a trail out there for everyone. With the drought “over,” and summer upon us, this is the perfect time to lace up those hiking boots and go on an adventure. If you are not an expert, though, exploring our vast trailways can be intimidating, at least without proper guidance. 510 Hikers is here to help you navigate the trail and help you stay healthy.
Every Saturday morning the group meets around Bay Area for a hike.
From kids with their parents and couples wanting to get fit to friends, co-workers, grandparents — you name it.
Every Wednesday, we post that weekend’s hike location, as well as the time and the exact meeting point. From there, the hikers interested RSVP, and on Saturday meet for a quick stretch session beforehand. The locations vary, and the goal is to explore as many sites as possible.
Nicholas Collins, founder of 510 Hikers is an East Oakland native. Nicholas studied Kinesiology at Long Beach State and has trained people over the years of all sorts of fitness levels. He also has done years of group training in the hills of Oakland. However, hiking is his passion. "I wanted to start 510 Hikers to provide a platform for the community to get active and hike and enjoy/connect with the beauty of the Bay Area as well as each other."
Sue Stanfield is one of the 510 hiker leaders. She grew up in Oakland, CA and believes in giving back to the community. Sue is passionate about health and fitness. She enjoys Spartan races, hiking and CrossFit. Her motto is "life is an adventure, filled with endless possibilites, lets make the best of it by living a healthy active lifestyle."
Raymond King Jr is a Bay Area native who lives, walks, eats and breathes health and fitness. Cal Berkeley graduate and former professional basketball player turned Fitness professional who is passionate about people and getting people to be the best version of themselves through health and fitness. Lives by the motto : Health is Wealth.
Davion Spikes Mitchell, started hiking with the 510 hikers in 2015. He soon after started to play an important role in the 510 hikers pack by making sure nobody gets lost on the trails. He is usually the last man on the trails in order to encourage, motivate the newbies. He describes his leadership style as soft spoken but confident."
Isaac Gonzalez grew up in Oakland and Berkeley. Isaac loves exploring the outdoors and believes in consistency, not making excuses, and "just showing up". A math major turned IT Professional, Isaac balances his life with his work, kids, trail running, bike riding, swimming, triathlons, and motivating and encouraging others through outdoor fitness."