Climate Hike Glacier is a charitable hiking challenge that explores the wildest national park in the United States, and the ecosystem most threatened by environmental degradation and climate change. By fundraising and participating in Climate Hike, you are raising awareness of our generation's greatest challenge - and seeing first-hand just what is at stake.
From the first moment when we enter Glacier National Park, you will see that Climate Hike is more than a hiking trip — it's an inspiring journey with a small group of like-minded people who are united by their passion for the environment, sustainable transportation, renewable energy, and preserving our planet for generations to come.
On Climate Hike Glacier, you'll spend four days hiking the iconic trails on the 'Crown of the Continent'. You'll see majestic 500-year old cedar forests under threat of wildfires and glaciers in fast retreat. Over four days of hiking, you'll cover 40+ miles across the park — traversing aretes and high alpine mountain passes and glacier lakes and waterfalls. Professional Glacier Guides will accompany us on each day to teach us about Glacier's unique ecosystem, so you can bring this knowledge home to your community.
Climate Ride (the organization) takes care of all the details, so you can focus on fundraising, training, and then trekking 6-15 miles per day along carefully planned routes. Each day the group be will divided into smaller hiking groups led by a knowledgeable and friendly Glacier Guide. Our group hiking pace is at a minimum of 2-3 miles per hour and we have medium and long route options, designed for hikers who are in good health and regularly hike. You should be comfortable hiking a minimum of 8 miles a day and be able to ascend 1,500 feet in a normal day.
It's meant to be challenging yet doable, and you have all day to hike and learn. Our support team is always nearby to assist you, keep you happy and healthy, and make your trek worry-free and memorable. The final day of the trip includes a beautiful 1/2 day raft trip along the Class II-III section (moderate) of the Flathead River.
All breakfasts, dinners, packed lunches, snacks, camping, guiding, and shuttles are included. Participants must bring their own tent, sleeping bag, and pad or can rent this equipment in advance through Glacier Guides. Hikers will carry a daypack with snacks, water, and personal items. Our camp staff handles luggage and food.
Climate Hikers will have access to our superb personal fundraising software and the full support of our team. Participants may select their beneficiaries from our list of more than 100 extraordinary non-profit organizations. Climate Hike Glacier National Park departures are limited to 30 participants.