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Our story:

Established in 2019, Lady Hikers is a site dedicated to bringing a little more outdoors into our busy lives. While we connect mostly with #LadyHikers, we welcome all those throughout the world who want to get outdoors together! Our audience cares about the environment, being a woman in the great outdoors and all the nuances that come with that. We are also fiercely critical of those who wish to profit off natural resources.

We highlight stuff and things we love, tips for safety, product roundups, local and national events and user-generated hiking profiles. We also love all those out there working to create a happier, healthy world and profile change-makers, lovely books and other outdoor treasures.

Created by Ms. Charlie Heck, #LadyHikers aims to bring a little more education, a bit more fun and a whole lot more pizzazz to adventure.

Ways to join the crew:

– SUbmit a hike!

Have you been out and about and have an insider-scoop on that forgotten trailhead? Tell us all about it here.

– subscribe to our email list

We don’t have to tell you how to do that, you know the drill. Subscribe here.

– list a hike!

Know of a cool park-system-hosted event? Want to organize a group hike through #LadyHikers? Tell:

work with us

We do work with brands - that’s the life of digital content creation. But we only work with those that practice proper human care and do their own part to pay it forward.

Our goals:


Lady Hikers was created to connect women to one another as they explore their love for nature. With members around the country, there’s a place for everyone to #getoutdoors!


The safety of our members is our first priority. This is why only approved members or organizations associated with a national, regional, state or local park. We’re into safe spaces for all!


One of the fabulous perks of being part of #LadyHikers is our super fun social media shares. Tag us on the gram and the Facebook and all those things and we’ll share YOU too. We like to bring a little online community into the IRL community.




Charlie Heck  |  Founder


A little more:

In 2017, I lost my job. I’ll tell you all the juicy details if you drop me a line but long story short: a new dude came in, answered my questions/emails, spoke over me at meetings and took credit for my work, so I pushed back - HARD! I lost my job. So…I started freelancing and hustled and built a dream and then created Checkmark Creative. In 2018, there was no need to live on the East Coast, in Washington, D.C., any longer. I packed my mementos and couldn’t-leave-behinds of the past 8 years and traded one coast for the other. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I’m not a crazy workout person, I’ve struggled with my weight over the years and I’ve most def judged myself against someone else solely on their more attractiveness than mine. But not here, not when I’ve got my music going and my heart pumping and my legs aching, not when I’m just outside.

I hope you enjoy this little magic spot of nature IRL as much as I do!

“I had left the East Coast and was living completely by myself, with no one in California. I fell in love with nature and found myself that year.”

Charlie H.