The RAM Hikers are one the "sub-groups" of the Retired Active Men of San Luis Obispo, CA. The County of San Luis Obispo is rich in hiking trails with great views of the Pacific Coast and the many local mountain ranges such as the Nine Sisters and numerous state preserves such as Montana De Oro. It is possible to hike twice a month for two years without repeating the same hike. Senior hikers are welcome to join us as guests of the SLO RAM.
A HIKE FOR EVERYONE
RAM Hikes begin at 8:30 AM on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. Each month's hikes are planned and announced the prior month so that you have plenty of time to select the ones you are interested in. We effort to plan hikes of greater and lesser challenge to accommodate hikers of various ages and levels of fitness. We provide maps and a background briefing on things like local history and points of interest at the beginning of each hike. The number of participants on each hike is typically between 6 and 12 and includes both women and men.
Beginning on April 1, 2022 we began using a recording GPS on all our hikes. It records the distance traveled, the hike time from beginning to end, maximum and minimum elevations reached and the total of all the UP waypoints. Using this data, we generate an estimate of the difficulty of each hike called the Bik Hardness Scale shown in the right hand column of the table below. The Hardness is one of the factors we consider when planning future hikes since we attempt to maintain a mix for hikers of all ages and fitness levels. For an explanation of how the Hardness Scale works, click HERE. All of the hikes are listed below in chronological order. Each hike also has a dedicated web page with photographs, maps and a narrative. To visit the page, click on the Hike Name in light blue. In the upper right hand corner of the table you will notice a "Search" box. Using this tool, you can find a specific named hike or identify groups of hikes by typing in something like "Soft". You can also go to a specific hike using its hike number. Leave a space after a number in the search box.