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Welcome to the 2021 Pacific Crest Trail Ultimate Hike

Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 27 Miles

Train in Bay Area, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego or virtually

About the Ultimate Hike

We're excited to be back on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2021! Join us for 27 miles on the westernmost trail of Hiking's Triple Crown. Our home base will be Big Bear Lake California, where the town itself is worth the trip! Train in one of our official training cities, or train on your own and head west to join us for this perfect destination adventure. You'll have to travel to 10,000 feet for the adventure, but elevation gain/loss on the actual trail puts it right in the middle of our Hikes difficulty-wise.

How to Get Started

hike steps

Step 1:
Learn More

Attend an information session to learn more about the program before you register or visit our FAQ page now.

Step 2:

At registration, each hiker is provided their own online fundraising and training portal with everything you need for hiking and fundraising success.

Step 3:
Fundraise and Train

Every Ultimate Hiker commits to raise funds for children’s cancer research and train for their event. A fully equipped support team will be with you every step of the way!

Step 4:

Ultimate Hike is more than a hike - it's a weekend adventure, an achievement of a lifetime, and a chance to find cures for cancer's youngest fighters.


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Top Fundraisers

  1 -  $5,000 - Summit Club Tammy Kaitz ($7,400.34)
  2 -  $5,000 - Summit Club Keri Fitzgerald ($5,902.00)
  3 -  $5,000 - Summit Club Amanda Baumia ($5,865.00)
  4 -  $5,000 - Summit Club Margaret Yu ($5,670.00)
  5 -  $5,000 - Summit Club Julie Larsen ($5,234.00)
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Top Teams

  1 -  Janssen ($21,855.00)
  2 -  Cancer Sucks! ($15,004.00)
  3 -  Team Faith ($7,500.00)
  4 -  Fight Gabby Fight ($6,940.00)
  5 -  Qualcomm ($4,457.00)
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Our Sponsors and Corporate Team Partners


Interested in becoming a sponsor? View our sponsorship opportunities or corporate teams page for more information.

News and Upcoming Events

Check back here for news and updates.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The 2021 PCT Ultimate Hike will occur if it is safe to do so and if permit and trail access can be granted.