The Trail Mix: June Crunch

SCOOP IN with Outdoor Afro as we celebrate Juneteenth, discover local tide pools and lead Black Music Month inspired hikes this month!

By Outdoor Afro Leadership Director Zoë Polk

Atlanta, Georgia 
Day Trip to Chattanooga Tennessee  June 13
Healing Hike and History at Sweetwater Creek State Park with Sierra Club June 27

Bay Area, California
Hike Point Reyes and Celebrate African American National Park Weekend June 6
Explore the Tide Pools at Fitzgerald Marine State Reserve June 7
Visit Allensworth for their Annual Juneteenth Celebration June 12- 13
Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse! Or Other Natural Disaster with REI June 17
Sustainable BBQing and Hiking in Oakland June 20

Camping with REI in Del Valle Park June 27

Hike and Conversation with Ranger Betty Reid Soskin June 27


Chicago, Illinois and Gary, Indiana
Sunrise Hike and Birding at Indiana Dunes- West Beach June 6
Mt Whitney Training and Gear Prep June 7

Hike and Yoga on Miller Woods Trail June 13

Backpacking Basics Class with REI June 15

Sunday Fun Day Hike and Hill Challenge  June 21
Nature On Tap at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum June 30

Los Angeles, CA
Heron Hike: Los Cerritos Wetlands Bird/Nature Walk June 6
Channel Islands Wildlife Cruise June 7

Visit Allensworth for their Annual Juneteenth Celebration  June 13

Louisville, KY
Intro to Camping at the Juneteenth­ Festival! June 20

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fathers Day Hike on Pike Island June 20

New York/ New Jersey
Black music Hike at Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park June 6




North Carolina
African Americans in the National Parks weekend in the Great Smoky Mountains NP June 5

Portland, Oregon
Hike (And Optional Yoga ) at Portland Audubon Society Sanctuary June 6
Nature Walk at-Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden & Reed Canyon  June 13

Explore Stone House in Forest Park June 20

Phoenix, AZ
Morning at Riparian Preserve June 7

Nature and Photography Hike at Pivot Rock Canyon June 20

Discover Mesa Urban Garden – Gong & Yoga June 24

Richmond, VA
Explore Shenandoah National Park  June 6
Learn Camping Basics with REI June 11

Seattle, Washington
Family Entourage to Franklin Falls – African-American National Park Event! June 6
Outdoor Afro After Work: Seahurst Park Hike June 12

St Louis, Missouri

Moderate Hike/Potluck in Castlewood State Park  June 28

South Carolina
Hike in a Maritime Forest and View Sweeping Vistas of the Salt March at Palmetto Trail  June 6
Veggie Fest with African American Farmers at Freewoods Farm June 7
Soul by the Sea (Funky Friday on Folly) June 26

Washington DC- Maryland- Northern Virginia

Dragonfly Spotting at Huntley Meadows Park June 13
Freedom Field Day on Harriet Tubman’s Ancestral Land June 14
Yoga at Cedar Hill Frederick Douglass National Historic Site June 16
Paddling on the Anacostia River June 20

Family Biking at Lake Artemesia Natural Area June 27

Outdoor Afro Leaders Around the Country Invite You and Your Family to Join Us in Nature!
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