Who We Are

The Kactus Kickers Hiking Club was chartered on February 12, 1969 by Arizona Public Service Company employees.

Effective March 1, 2014, the Kactus Kickers Hiking Club disassociated itself from the Arizona Public Service Company (APS) at the request of APS.

Membership in the Kactus Kickers is open to anyone willing to support the purpose of the Club and to be governed by its Bylaws and Code of Conduct.

The Club was founded “to promote interest in hiking, camping, backpacking, and other outdoor activities including volunteer projects; to provide the opportunity for participation in these activities by members and guests; to foster a greater appreciation of nature and the outdoors; and to enhance members’ understanding of their own physical capabilities in order to derive greater enjoyment from outdoor recreational activities”.(1)

For any given year, a variety of day-hikes are featured to suit various levels of fitness and skill. Other outdoor activities may also be included, such as picnics, snow shoeing, navigation classes, and canoeing. Overnight trips and “four wheeling” are also possibilities. Additionally, several volunteer projects are planned during most years. The Club schedules a hike or other activity for nearly every weekend of the year.

Major Hikes (indicated by the letters “Maj” in the “Type” column of the Activity Schedule that can be found on the main page) require very good physical conditioning in order to participate. Anyone who has any doubts regarding their fitness or physical limitations, are expected to consult with the Activity Coordinator and their own physician before attempting a Major Hike.

Membership meetings are listed on the Activity Schedule. While attendance is not mandatory, these meetings afford an opportunity for members and guests to become better acquainted and to participate in the Club’s operations. Guests are welcome.

Carpooling to and from activities is encouraged. Carpoolers may make their own arrangements or call the Activity Coordinator for assistance in arranging to share a ride. Arrangements between the driver and rider should be mutually agreed upon in advance.

Voting Members are entitled to vote, hold office, and enjoy first priority reservations on hikes and activities that have limitations on attendance. Minors may join but cannot vote, hold office or coordinate activities and must be accompanied by an adult Member at any Club activities.

If you meet the requirements for joining, and would like to do so, please visit our “How to Join Us” page.

If you have questions that were not answered above, please contact the WebMaster.

1. Kactus Kickers Charter and Bylaws