Elk Knob Summit Hike
April 29, 2017 • Todd, NC
These are just a few of the attractions on the 3.8 mile Elk Knob Summit hike in Elk Knob State Park in Todd, North Carolina.
Bring a snack or lunch to enjoy so you can share in the beautiful views, good conversation, and food at the summit.
Meet new friends and enjoy the natural beauty of North Carolina just 45 minutes from Wilkesboro, 90 minutes from Winston-Salem, and two hours from Kingsport, TN.
Registration Is Free
Instead of charging a fee, we ask your help raising funds for mental health research and trail maintenance.
It's fast and easy! When you register, you will be able to personalize a sponsorship page and share it through email and your favorite social media such as Facebook or Instagram. How does it work?
Every little bit helps, and there is no minimum to raise – we just ask that you help us spread the word, then come join us on the trail.
Get a Free Hiking Shirt
Our quick-dry shirts look and feel great, on or off the trail.
Every registered hiker who raises at least $100 will receive a HIKE for Mental Health shirt as a token of our appreciation.
Available in men's or women's sizes SMALL – XXL.
When you register, we will ask your size preference. Once you reach $100 in donations to your fundraising page, we will get your shirt to you.
If you hit the $100 ten days before the hike, your hike leader will have your shirt for you on hike day. Otherwise, we will mail it to you after the hike.
So help us raise money and awareness for this great cause.
For a Good Cause
HIKE for Mental Health is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
All contributions are tax deductible, and 100% of the hike donations support our mission.
Eighty cents of every dollar funds mental health programs, including break-through scientific research into PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar spectrum disorders, depression and other major mental ilnesses. Through research we can find better ways to alleviate the suffering that affects 1 in 4 American families.
The remaining twenty cents maintains wilderness trails across the U.S. By supporting non-profit, volunteer groups that care for our trails, we help preserve wilderness experiences for generations to come. Where the money goes.
|Location:||Elk Knob State Park, Todd, NC|
|Date:||April 29, 2017.|
|Time:||10 AM – 3 PM. Exact times and locations with directions provided to registered hikers only.|
|Distance:||Approximately 3.8 miles.|
|Difficulty level:||Moderate to strenuous.|
|Suitable for beginners?||Absolutely! A great hike for beginners who can readily climb 4 flights of stairs without stopping and still be smiling.|
|Registration fee||Registration is free.|
|Pet friendly?||Dogs are welcome in the park but must be on a leash no longer than 6 ft.|
|Sponsorship amount:||The hike goal is $1,000. There is no minimum required to join the hike, but if every hiker raised $100, we would get very close to our goal.|
|Free shirt:||Hikers who raise $100 or more will receive a free HIKE for Mental Health quick-dry hiking shirt.|
|Free gear:||The top fundraiser for this hike will receive a Granite Gear Stow and Go ultra-light travel pack, generously donated by Granite Gear. The winner will be the hiker registered for this hike with the highest fundraising total on his or her fundraising page by the end of day on May 6, one week after the hike.|
|Hike director:||"When I came across HIKE for Mental Health, I immediately was drawn to finding a way to do something with this organization. This organization embodies both my love, appreciation, and gratitude for the outdoors with my desire to be an advocate for mental health. I have been guiding, playing, hiking, exploring, adventuring, running, and more in the outdoors for many years, and I am currently a graduate student at Appalachian State University for Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I recognize the increasing need for mental health awareness, education, and services on college campuses (as well as all over). I wanted to lead this hike near Appalachian State to do such things as well as provide hope for those who may need it in this difficult time. I picked this hike because it is relatively close to Appalachian State. I have enjoyed this hike every time I have hiked it regardless of weather: rain, shine, clouds, blue skies, or snow."|
Every HIKE for Mental Health is an opportunity to:
- get away from the hustle and bustle of work-a-day life and enjoy the beauty of Nature
- renew old friendships and make new ones
- have a great time hiking with a good group of people
- stand up against the stigma of mental illness
- discover your new favorite get-away
- raise money for a great cause
Come on out and join us!
If you have any questions or ideas, please contact us.
We are glad to talk with you about your hike and how you can help HIKE for Mental Health.
We hope you will make HIKE for Mental Health a part of your hike.