Black Girls Hike highlights and presents black women and POC in nature through outdoor adventures. While diversifying outdoors and exposing/ reconnecting BIPOC with the all that nature has to offer, we use the power of storytelling and experience to seek outside adventures in all areas of the world. We aim to create an inclusive community of outdoor enthusiasts that shares our love of travel, nature, and the outdoors.
My connection with nature began when I was kid. There was nothing else that excited me more than being outside whether it’d be visiting the neighborhood creek with my friends or building makeshift terrariums with my sister to house caterpillar’s so we could see them turn into butterflies. It wasn’t until I got older and the responsibilities started to pile up that I began to focus more on “adulting” and spent less time enjoying the nature around me. In 2019, a couple of friends and I randomly decided to go hiking one summer morning at a small trail right outside of Baltimore City. I was hooked! I was instantly brought back to my childhood – outside with my friends. Hiking became the flame to a spark that I always had deep inside of me. I suddenly felt the need to be outside and exploring again. Some of my favorite trails are alongside big rivers such as Niagara Falls, NY and Great Falls, Va. I’ve recently become obsessed with mountain hikes in areas such as Red Rocks, Colorado. Because of hiking, I am not afraid to seek out new adventures. You never know what you’ll get into or where you’ll end up.