Continental Divide Trail
Day hikers, section hikers, thru hikers,
riders, and more – all are invited!
The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) runs along the Rocky Mountains, over 3,100 miles, from Canada to Mexico, and is managed in part by the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC). On one side of the trail, water drains west towards the Pacific Ocean, and on the other side, east towards the Atlantic.
It is one of the three treks that make up the “Triple Crown” of long distance trails within the contiguous United States.
The CDT encounters many varied ecosystems from tundra to desert, is home to numerous species of wildlife, and preserves nearly two thousand natural, cultural, and historical treasures. The trail is a “living museum of the American West” that brings people from all walks of life together, and we at HIKE for Mental Health are glad that it brought you to register your fundraising hike.
Since our founding in 2011, long distance hikers who register with HIKE for Mental Health and their sponsors have raised more than $300,000 for trail conservancy and mental health research. We thank and congratulate them all.
By registering your hike with HIKE for Mental Health, you share your story with others, help to raise awareness about an issue that affects 1 in 4 American families, and raise funds to help maintain wilderness trails and alleviate the suffering from mental illness.
Registering your hike is totally free. You still plan and hike your way.
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 from 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.
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 illnesses. 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.
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.