About Our Xtreme Hike

We can’t wait to bring the CF community together for Xtreme Hike!

This year we are hiking both virtually and safely in-person at Tahoe Xtreme Hike.

Every 2021 CF Foundation event will feature several virtual components and experiences to help make a difference for people living with cystic fibrosis. The CF Foundation will also host a very small number of in-person events that can safely be held outdoors, including our Tahoe Xtreme HikeThe safety of our community is our first priority and we are continuously monitoring the number of COVID cases in the area. If cases drastically spike, this in person event may be transitioned to fully virtual.

To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, attendees at CF Foundation events must adhere to the following requirements: Practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times. Face masks are strongly encouraged and expected to be worn in accordance with local guidelines. To keep everyone safe, our safety meeting and post-hike reflection will both be virtual.

Here’s what you can expect for hike weekend:

Thursday, July 22nd: Virtual Welcome & Safety Training @ 6 PM
Saturday, July 24th: Hike in Truckee, CA or Virtual @ 7:30 AM
Sunday, July 25th: Virtual Post-hike Reflection @ 9 AM

Register. Register and participate in our Tahoe Xtreme Hike or participate virtually and help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time. We look forward to coming together in-person and in spirit to show the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.  Here are registration options:

Register to hike safely in-person. We are excited to be hosting this in-person local hike experience.  With the safety and well-being of our community in mind we will require that all those who wish to attend must register on our website, no walk-up registration will be available. Select “Hiker” when registering for the event.

Register as a Virtual Hiker. While we may not be together in person, we will be together in spirit, showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis. Select “Virtual Hiker” when registering for the event.

Recruit. Recruit others to hike with you in-person or virtually (at a safe distance or even from another state). For those who are hiking virtually, you can participate anywhere!

Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the Fight CF mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion.

Suggested Fundraising Minimum: $650 (Please note: For those fundraising for our Yosemite Xtreme Hike, funds raised under that hike will cover any suggested fundraising for the Tahoe hike).

Share your Journey. Wear a Xtreme Hike shirt, team shirt, or your Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel, while you hike! If you are participating virtually, track your activity on the Fight CF mobile app so you can hike with others participating in the event and across the country. Share how you decided to hike this year by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and our local chapter at (@CFFNorthernCalifornia) and (@CFFSacramento) and use the hashtag #XtremeHike to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

What makes the Xtreme Hike Unique?

Since 2012, the Northern California Xtreme Hike has hiked over 159 miles in iconic locations including Yosemite National Park & Lake Tahoe and raised over $750,000 in support of finding a cure to cystic fibrosis. For our 10th year, we will be hiking in the beautiful mountains of Truckee, CA. Join us on this amazing journey to view new sights and climb higher heights.

As the name states, this is a challenge of xtreme proportions. For many, you are committing to hiking further and raising more money than you have ever done before. As participants prepare for the physical challenge, hikers are encouraged to raise $650 through their personal and social media campaigns. Not to worry, we are here to support you every step of the way!

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!

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

Lisa Orchard: lorchard@cff.org | (916) 625-0500

Thank you Sponsors.

We want to thank our generous national sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, and our silver national sponsors, Vertex, Genentech, and Gilead.


In lieu of cash, we ask that you make all payments/contributions to the CF Foundation with a credit card or check. We accept all major credit cards. Thank you for understanding.