The Modern Female Hiker

About Me

Hey, I'm Melissa! I work for Bird to help make transportation better & more environmentally friendly. I grew up in sunny California where my fondest memories are from hiking among redwood trees. I’m lucky to spend my weekends and holidays exploring beautiful places around world, and I love sharing adventures so people can spend less time planning and more time outdoors.

I've been to 35 countries and currently call LA home.

Interested in hiking with me? Check out my trip listings here.

What is The Modern Female Hiker?

In 2013 I secretly created this blog to journal my hiking adventures and give myself a creative outlet. The more I travelled, the more I realized I couldn't find a lot of hiking information from women and from hikers who also have corporate jobs that they love. In an effort to make the perspectives you read and the online blogging community more diverse, I launched The Modern Female Hiker.

The hikes I post about range from beginning hikes to advanced technical hikes that in some instances require backcountry experience. I enjoy relaxing 3 hour strolls as much as heart pumping 5000 ft elevation gain adventures, and my goal is to share these authentic experiences with you!

Every month, I have 7,000+ unique visitors, and 10,000+ page views.

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