Who We Are
The San Francisco Bay Area Rainbow Sierrans is an outings and conservation club for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered people, queer identified people and our friends.
We are an official activities section of the SF Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club. Founded in 1986, we were the Sierra Club's first gay and lesbian activities section. We're still one of the largest of a growing number of GLS chapters around the country.
We sponsor a variety of activities offering something for almost anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Rainbow Sierrans' outings run the gamut from easy urban strolls to vigorous peak hikes; relaxed car camping to demanding wilderness backpacks and naturalist-led walks; to hands-on restoration and trail maintenance. Everyone is welcome on our outings, whether or not they have joined RS.