2019 Hike Schedule

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2019 HikesWhenDistance 
hikeOctober#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 badges for your miles. Help us reach 2,500 miles and $5,000 in donations. Free to register.
AT Thru HikeAppalachian TrailYou decide2,190 milesAT Thru Hikers Wanted
Ready to set out on your Appalachian Trail hike! 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 150 AT thru hikers have already raised over $60,000 for mental health research and trail conservancy. Will you join the team? Click to learn more...
PCT Thru HikePacific Crest TrailYou 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.
McDowell Nature Preserve Hike, Charlotte, NCMay 43.5 miles
A short drive from uptown Charlotte is the oldest nature preserve in Mecklenburg County, bursting with spring wildflowers and famous for its pileated woodpeckers and 118 other species of birds who call McDowell Nature Preserve home. Here's your chance to experience the magic for yourself! Click to learn more.
Gertrude's Nose Trail, Kerhonkson, NYMay 116.6 miles
Hike through magnificent varied terrain, along a ridgeline with stunning views to the overlook at Gertrude's Nose with stunning vistas of the Hudson River Valley, just minutes from SUNY New Paltz. Click to learn more.
Horton Hike for Mental Health, Chapel Hill, TNJun. 155 miles
Be among the first to hike along the newly opened Spring Creek Trail, enjoying the sounds of the bubbling creek and aroma of the cedar forest. Walk in the steps of your ancestors on historic Wilhoite Mill trail along the Duck River. Marvel in the impressive rock formation and relax in the fellowship of your fellow hikers. These are just a few of the attractions of the five-hour Horton Hike for Mental Health in Chapel Hill, TN. Click to learn more.
Mt. Washington summit hikeSummit Mount Washington, Bretton Woods, NHAug. 2410.2 milesSummit Mt. Washington
Our Eighth 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.
Bear MountainBear Mountain Oktoberfest, Bear Mountain, NY Oct. 59.6 miles
Join HIKE for Mental Health for a gorgeous, autumn out-and-back hike to the summit of Bear Mountain, NY, with stunning panoramic vistas of the Hudson River Valley. Finish the hike just in time to enjoy classic Oktoberfest food, refreshments, and music at this annual park tradition! Click to learn more.
hikeOctober#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 badges for your miles. Help us reach 2,500 miles and $5,000 in donations. Free to register.
Charlie's BunionCharlie's Bunion AT Hike, Bryson City, NCOct. 208.1 miles
The hike from Newfound Gap to Charlie's Bunion on the Appalachian Trail is amazing any time of year. This hike is particularly special as it is also a celebration of the life of Josiah Wandell. Click to learn more.
Pearland Veterans Day Walk, Pearland, TXNov. 92.5 miles
Calling all Pearland area families - join us in honoring all veterans with our sixth annual Pearland Veterans Day Walk, co-sponsored by the City of Pearland and VFW Post 7109. A fun event for the whole family. Form a walk team with friends or co-workers. Click to learn more.

More hikes will be announced soon.


Hike Schedule — 17 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.

  5. Leaving tomorrow for Barcelona, Spain. I will be hiking the Camino Frances, from St. Jean Pied-de-Port, France, across the Pyrenees and to Compostela, Spain. It will be about 500+ miles. I hope to fund raise for Hike for Mental Health.

  6. Hi I’m wondering if there’s any groups in Minnesota preferably more towards the North Shore that possibly hike the SHT (Superior Hiking Trail)

    • Hi Terra, thanks for the question. Unfortunately, we do not have any planned hikes in Minnesota yet this year. We are an all-volunteer group, so we rely completely on volunteer hike organizers. If you know folks that might want to volunteer to lead a hike in the area, we are happy to work with them on it. Minnesota is gorgeous state for hiking and paddling.

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