The Hiker’s Journey

Xtreme Hike is a journey of passion, determination and personal triumph, and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with Cystic Fibrosis. The journey starts the moment you sign up. You’ll receive personal coaching, participate in training hikes and connect with a community of people who share your aspiration to reach new heights.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Xtreme Hike program takes hikers through some of the most scenic trails in the nation 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.

What makes the Gateway Chapter Fall Xtreme Hike Unique?

The adventure begins on Friday night, October 25th at Crown Pointe Lodge. After checking into your room, meet your fellow hikers for a Pre-Hike Pasta Party. The 30.1-mile hike begins Saturday predawn, you’ll enjoy a breathtaking sunrise, as well as fully stocked aid stations. The hike will take place at Hawn State Park where some of the state’s most beautiful trail collides with nature in a spectacular way! Xtreme Hike is topped off with a finisher’s dinner Saturday evening and a victory breakfast and awards ceremony on Sunday morning. You will not want to miss this opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and challenge each other to help cure cystic fibrosis one step at a time!

Included in Your Hike Experience:

All hikers will enjoy accommodations for three days and two nights. This includes an energizing, pre-hike pasta party, pre-hike breakfast, post party 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.

The journey of participation includes:

  • Three months of training hikes
  • Daily 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 shirt
  • Pre-hike pasta party
  • Prior to sunrise hike breakfast
  • Post hike dinner and reception
  • Victory breakfast

Hikers ages 18 and up may participate. Click here to read the full Hike Event Policy.

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.