The Hiker’s Journey

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Xtreme Hike program takes hikers through some of the most scenic trails in North Carolina to raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis. Xtreme Hike is about reaching new heights physically and philanthropically. It is a journey of passion, determination, and personal triumph, as much as it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with cystic fibrosis. 

The Carolinas Raleigh chapter’s 2019 Xtreme Hike (will take place again at Hanging Rock State Park – noted as one of USA Today’s “Top 20 State Parks” you’ll explore hidden waterfalls, experience 360 degree views, tackle rugged terrain and rolling trails, all in one amazing journey with us! ). In addition to a 3-month training plan, a lifetime of memories and new friends, your hike journey will challenge you to reach new limits all while raising funds and awareness for CF!

All hikers will enjoy accommodations for three days and two nights at the Singletree Lodge & Cabins. With an amazing view of Moore’s Wall from their property, we will enjoy a post hike dinner by the firepit and uninterrupted views of the stars. Your hike weekend includes an energizing, pre-hike pasta dinner at a local watering hole the Green Heron Ale House, pre-hike breakfast, post party local barbecue dinner and a “Victory” breakfast on Sunday. 

As participants prepare for the physical challenge, hikers are encouraged to raise $2,500 through their personal and social media campaigns or by finding business sponsors to have signage at the hike. Register early as the Xtreme Hike is limited to (36) for our event.

Included in Your Hike Experience

  • Three months of training hikes
  • Suggested workout calendar
  • Accommodations for 3 days and 2 nights
  • Transportation to and from the trail on Hike day
  • Aid stations along the trail stocked with refreshing food and beverages
  • Official Xtreme Hike wicking shirt
  • Pre-hike pasta party
  • Prior to sunrise hike breakfast
  • Post hike dinner and reception with adult beverages
  • Victory breakfast

The journey starts the moment you sign up.You will receive personal coaching, participate in training hikes and connect with a community of people who share your aspiration to reach new heights.Learn about Xtreme Hike events across the country.

Hikers ages 18 and up may participate.  Click here to read the full Hiker Age Policy.