Great Basin Group

Welcome to the Great Basin Group home page

Please find several of our outings and events posted through the national office listed in the calendar below, which will show local Sierra Club outings and events.  You can also find many more of our local group outings posted on our Meetup site here:

We are the local group of the Sierra Club and are based in Reno, Nevada. We are part of the Toiyabe Chapter which covers all of Nevada and parts of eastern California. Our chapter is one of 64 in the entire Sierra Club. Click the Toiyabe Chapter link to the right to go to its home page.

Our Great Basin Group motto is "We Get You Outdoors" Although we cover the high desert of the Great Basin, our outings also visit the northern Sierra Nevada and places farther. With so many wonderful places to hike and explore nearby, it's no wonder that our group has one of the most active outings schedules in the Sierra Club.

Check out our map of over 150 trailheads for hiking around the Reno/Sparks area. GBG Trails Map

Our program has attracted many people to become outings leaders who have then introduced thousands to beautiful places around us. In between our enjoyment of the outdoors, we advocate for conservation measures to protect the natural resources in our area and promote the use of our abundant, renewable geothermal and solar energy sources in Nevada.

Hiking around the Truckee Meadows?  Don’t go without our 24-page “Know Your Flora: A Guide to the Most Widespread Trees, Shrubs, Flowers, and Grasses in the Truckee Meadows and Surrounding Hillsides.”  Pick up a copy on a Sierra Club hike or download the PDF which can be displayed on a smartphone.

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