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Welcome to Black Girls Trekkin’!

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“A nature-lover and a marine biologist decided to come together to get outside and get in touch with nature, all while helping to inspire and encourage black women to get outside; to appreciate nature and see why we need to protect it, all the while showing that us people of color ARE outside.”

This Los Angeles based group’s mission is mainly to help black women empower black women while getting outdoors. We hope to build up our community and show the world that us ladies of color are a strong and present force in the outdoors. We hope to encourage and inspire other women of color to #optoutside. Join us as we hike, climb, run and embrace the challenges that the outdoors has to offer us. The dictionary defines a “trek” as a journey or trip, especially one involving difficulty or hardship. Black women know too well about hardship in society, we find solace trekkin’ it in nature. Let’s show the world how we overcome and conquer, together.


Our Mission Statement

We are a group of women who take to the outdoors for three reasons:

  1. To get away from the busy city life that we Angelenos have to deal with on a daily basis. It’s almost impossible to escape the hustle and bustle of LA life, but we find sanctuary in the various trails that the city does have to offer.
  2. To promote diversity in the outdoors and show that us people of color DO go outdoors and do things like hike, swim, climb, and enjoy the great outdoors. The more we come together, the more that stereotype “black people don’t go outside” becomes irrelevant.
  3. To connect with other black women with like-minded ideas and to have our own safe space where we can just be outside and be ourselves without worrying if we’re being stared at or possibly judged.Welcome to Black Girls Trekkin’!A nature-lover and a marine biologist decided to come together to get outside and get in touch with nature, all while helping to inspire and encourage black women to get outside; to appreciate nature and see why we need to protect it, all the while showing that us people of color ARE outside.