***** Due to demand, we are currently hoping to move forward with our 2020 inaugural Xtreme Hike event on September 18th – 20th. However, we will have to wait for further instruction from our state governor regarding PCT trail openings for groups, as well as state group gathering size mandates at that time. Because our XH program includes a robust three month training program, we will be making our final decision to cancel or reschedule for September by June 22nd. All registered hikers will receive an e-mail and our website will be updated at that time, with our final decision. If you have any quesitons, please email Samantha at sbaker@cff.org. *****

The Hiker’s Journey

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. 

For the first time in the Pacific Northwest, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is reaching new heights – 27.6 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail. All hikers will enjoy accommodations for three days and two nights in Mt. Hood. On Saturday, we will shuttle you to Olallie Lake, and hike all day with the support of experienced and professional trail guides from Rare Earth Adventures. After 3000’ elevation gain and a full day of adventure, we’ll end the night at Timothy Lake, and shuttle you back to your warm hotel room. Sunday morning we’ll come together as a group to eat all of the calories we burned off, and share trail stories with our new friends.


The journey starts the moment you sign up. As participants prepare for the physical challenge, hikers are encouraged to raise $2,500 through their personal and social media campaigns. Your CFF fundraising partner will help you every step of the way. 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.

Included in Your Hike Experience

  • Three month training program
  • Team hikes in and around the Oregon & SW Washington areas
  • Accommodations for 3 days and 2 nights in Government Camp
  • Water stop along the trail
  • Xtreme Hike wicking shirt
  • Pre-hike pasta party
  • Prior to sunrise hike breakfast
  • Finisher's Celebration Dinner
  • Victory breakfast and Awards Ceremony
  • Guided hike support from trained Hike Guides from Rare Earth Adventures

Contact Samantha Baker to learn more and get started today! sbaker@cff.org or 503-226-3435

Hikers ages 16 and up may participate. Click here to read the full Hiker Age Policy.