HIKE for Mental Health

Share the joy of hiking. Bring hope to those battling mental illness.

Share the joy of hiking; bring hope to those battling mental illness.


Turn any hike you are planning into

A HIKE for Mental Health

Hike your own hike

Wherever you are hiking, however long or short, you can help.

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 hike your own way.

Note: if you are joining as part of #hikeOctober, please register through the hikeOctober page.

How Does It Work?

It is free and easy to turn your hike into a HIKE for Mental Health.

1. Decide where you and when you want to hike. It is completely up to you.

2. Register your hike on our website to create a fundraising page for it.

3. Set your own fundraising goal then add messages or photos to personalize your page.

4. Share your page via Facebook, email, etc.

5. Watch your donation thermometer rise and read the comments from your supporters.

6. Hike your hike, your way.

Get a Free Hiking Shirt

HIKE for Mental Health quick-dry shirt

Our hiking shirts dry super-quick and feel great, day after day on the trail.

Available in mens or womens, sizes from small to XXL.

All registered hikers who raise at least $100 will receive a free shirt.

When you reach $100, we will get your shirt to you, on or off the trail.

Where the Money Goes

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 country. 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.

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