Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA now has a FGH chapter!  Events for the area will be posted on the main social media pages as well as the Eventbrite page, ‘follow’ Fat Girls Hiking to receive an email whenever a new hike is posted:

The ambassador can be reached at:

We would love to add another ambassador to the FGH Philly chapter to work with Maria as a team, building community & leading hikes.  If you’re interested in being an ambassador for the Philly chapter, read this info: & email Summer at



AB4401E6-A4D2-4140-941B-3328DEE6988CI’m Maria! And I’m so excited to be a part of the Philly chapter for FGH! Born and raised a jersey girl, I always loved playing outside and going to the beach, however, I was always picked on for being the fat kid. My mom put me on a diet when I was just 5 and I’ve struggled with my weight since. It wasn’t until I graduated college that I stopped hating myself and started LOVING my body.

As an adult I still love being outdoors but often have trouble finding people who like the outdoors and adventure as much as I do… So you can imagine how excited I was when I discovered FGH.

When I’m not outdoors you can find me fixing up my new home in Collegeville, training my foster dog(s) which I foster through ACCT Philly, or hanging out in Philly. f you have a desire to hike or explore the outdoors, I want to inspire you to go for it!  Enjoy the outdoors in the body you have now.

One of my main goals with the FGH Philly chapter is to create a fun inclusive environment for people to come together and love themselves while also building a strong sense of community.

I can’t wait to meet the amazing people in this community and share some great hiking experiences and adventures!