2017 Hike Schedule

About our hikes.

2017 HikesWhenDistance 
AT Thru HikeAT Thru HikeYou decide2,185 milesAT Thru Hikers Wanted
Planning ahead for your 2017 AT hike? You are in the right spot! Registering your hike is free, and it gives you an easy way to do good for others as you "hike your own hike." More than 120 AT thru hikers have already raised over $50,000 for mental health research and trail conservancy. Will you join the team? Click to learn more...
PCT Thru HikePCT Thru HikeYou decide2,663 milesPCT Thru Hikers Wanted
Are you planning to trek between Mexico and Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail? If so, here is the place to register your hike and join the group of other PCT hikers who have helped raise awareness and funds for mental health research and trail conservancy with their PCT thru hikes. Click to learn more...
Hike your own hikeCreate your own HIKE for Mental HealthYou decideYou decide
Turn your hike into a HIKE for Mental Health. Wherever you are hiking, however long or short, you can help. We will set up a free fundraising page on our website for you to personalize. You commit to telling others how they can support HIKE for Mental Health. Then hike your own hike, your own way. Click to learn more.
Indian Point Loop Hike, Cascade Locks, ORFeb. 117.6 miles
Ready for a challenging hike in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge? Join Christina for this steep 7.6 mile loop hike. Inhale the aromas of the forest and marvel in the views of the Gorge. Only an hour from Portland, OR. Click to learn more.
Elk Knob Summit Trail, Todd, NCApr. 293.8 miles
Hike to the summit of one of North Carolina's highest peaks (5,520') and bask in magnificent views of Bluff Mountain and Grandfather Mountain in one of the newest state parks in North Carolina. Click to learn more.
Spruce Creek Park, Port Orange, FLMay 273.5 miles
Florida, here is your chance to join a HIKE for Mental Health! Visit peaceful Spruce Creek Park and stroll to the overlook with new friends. Stick around afterward if you wish for lunch with the group at Hidden Treasure Restaurant across the street from the park. Click to learn more.
Griffith Park /Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, CAJune 35.5-7.5 miles
Griffith Park is a southern California treasure, and the Hollywood sign is an iconic symbol known worldwide. Choose between a 5.5 mile moderate hike to a great viewpoint of the Hollywood sign or an intermediate 7.5 mile hike with a close-up look at the back of the sign from the summit of Mt. Lee. Plus visit the Batcave! Click to learn more.
Hudson Highlands Hike, Fishkill, NYJune 177 miles
Ready for some true wilderness? Walk through forests and over knolls, scramble up rocks and step onto outcroppings affording some of the most breathtaking vistas in the Hudson Highlands. Explore the Hudson Valley's geological past and extraordinary birdlife with us! Click to learn more.
Crag Camp hikeCrag Camp Overnight, Randolph, NHJul. 20-218+ milesCrag Camp hike
Build friendships on this challenging overnight hiking/camping trip planned for our most fit hikers. Hike four grueling miles from Appalachia to Crag Camp on Mt. Adams on day one, stay overnight at Crag Camp, then tackle Mt Madison, Mt. Adams and/or Mt. Jefferson the next day. Max. 8 participants. Join us! Click to learn more.
Mt. Washington summit hikeSummit Mount Washington, Bretton Woods, NHAug. 2610.2 milesSummit Mt. Washington
Our Sixth Annual Summit Mount Washington hike ascends historic Mount Washington, the highest peak in New England, renowned for breath-taking views and rapid weather changes. This hike is physically demanding, but for those hearty enough to tackle it, the rewards are equally huge. Click to learn more.
El Yunque Trail, El Yunque NF, Puerto RicoTBD4.8 miles
Less than an hour from San Juan, Puerto Rico, you can hike in the only rain forest in a U.S. National Forest. Enjoy the diversity of plant and animal life, gaze upon your reflection in a shimmering natural pool, and marvel in the views from atop the observation tower. UPDATE: Please click through for an important update related to Hurricane Irma. Click to learn more.
Bear MountainBear Mountain Oktoberfest, Bear Mountain, NY Sep. 305 miles
Join HIKE for Mental Health for a gorgeous, autumn out-and-back hike near Bear Mountain, NY. The top fundraiser prize for this hike is the award-winning $250 Kelty TrailLogic TN2 two-person tent! Finish the hike just in time to enjoy classic Oktoberfest food, refreshments, and music at this annual park tradition, and maybe walk away with a new tent! Click to learn more.
Fernwood State Forest hikeFernwood State Forest, Bloomingdale, OHSep. 303 milesFernwood State Forest hike
Take in the brilliant colors and fragrance aromas of fall woodland in Ohio! Join Appalachian Trail hiker "Medic Mike" for this easy autumn HIKE for Mental Health in Fernwood State Forest. Click to learn more.
Sunfish Pond#hikeOctober!Oct. 1-31You decide!
Join #hikeOctober to share your love for hiking, help us stamp out the stigma of mental illness and raise funds to preserve trails and fund mental health. Hike as little or as much as you want during the month of October. Earn bages for your miles. Help us reach 5,000 miles and $25,000 in donation. Free to register.
Sunfish PondSunfish Pond, Columbia, NJOct. 149 miles
Join Wendy and Pat for HIKE for our annual Sunfish Pond hike along what many call the most beautiful section of the Appalachian Trail in the Garden State. Hike through mist-shrouded autumn woodlands and enjoy 360 degree views on the Kittatinny Ridge walk. Gorgeous! Click to learn more.
Opt OutsideMonte Sano State Park, Huntsville, ALNov. 243.5 miles
Who wants to hike with the Hiker Yearbook's Odie on the day after Thanksgiving? Yes, you can "Opt Outside" on Black Friday, avoid the commercial mess and find contentment in the northern Alabama woods. Click to learn more.

More hikes will be announced soon.


Hike Schedule — 12 Comments

  1. I am getting ready to hike the PCT starting May 31,2015 to Sept 31,2015.It is the first time I have ever hiked or back packed. I am leaving from Tehachapi, Ca. and going North. I am looking for someone to hike with as this is the first. I hope to hear from you soon.Until then,Jerry

    • I tried to look for the Facebook page, but it didn’t link up when I clicked the link.
      I want to do a hike for former foster “orphans” (people that timed out of foster care when they turned 18, or were emancipated out with no family to lean/rely on) that have struggled with depression, homelessness, and other obstacles.
      I am a former foster, and I have struggled all my life to cope with the emotional, and psychological damage that I endured from my family, foster families, and subsequent dysfunctional personal relationships. I was thinking of embarking on my hike on my birthday in May this year. My hope is to raise awareness for older (or any) former foster kids that were basically abandoned at 18.
      I want to find a way to help them now. I have a few ideas, but I don’t know where to start 🙂

      • Hi Susan,

        Our Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/iHIKE/.

        Regarding your question, your cause sounds like a worthy one. While our focus is on raising funds for mental health research, I will send you an email with my contact information so that we can talk about ideas that might help you get started. Thanks,


  2. I live in San Diego. Me and my husband are bulgarian and use to hike a lot in our country. we don,t have a car and stile don’t know the aria. We moved in San Diego in 2007. I am mental ill . If you have a hike here in the aria please call us.

    • Hi Boriana, Our closest hike to you right now is in Santa Clarita, a little north of LA. That is probably too far away for you. Keep checking the schedule – we are always adding events.

      Hey everyone in the San Diego area, anyone want to lead a HIKE for Mental Health there? Let me know if you are interested in learning more.


  3. Hi I live in New Jersey (central part) and missed the hike on May 22. Is anyone planning another hike in NJ or PA?

    • Hi Nina. Yes, we have volunteer hike organizers who are working on hikes near Delaware Water Gap and also near Bear Mountain, NY for late summer or the fall. If you want to be notified of new hikes when they are posted, just subscribe to this site using the field on the upper left of this page. Thanks!

  4. I have several different ones I would like to add for next summer. All in the San Jaun Mountains Colorado. Anywhere from 6-12+miles RT out and back.

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