About Ultimate Hike

CureSearch's Ultimate Hike program gives you the opportunity to tell children's cancer to "take a hike" by trekking 20-30 miles in one day on some of the country's most beautiful trails. To date, Ultimate Hikers have raised over $8 Million in support of CureSearch's mission to end childhood cancer.

Our training program ensures participants of all fitness levels will be prepared for their Ultimate Hike adventure. Train with a group in one of our official training cities, or train from anywhere with online support from your coach and teammates. An Ultimate Hike event weekend includes lodging, food, transportation, trail support ... and a life-changing experience. CureSearch staff provide fundraising tools and guidance to ensure you reach your goals and help change the odds for children with cancer.

Upcoming Hikes

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Lake Georgetown

Lake Georgetown Trail, Texas
March 5, 2022

Our Lake Georgetown Ultimate Hike is a 28 mile adventure near Austin, TX. passing through bottomland hardwoods, dense forest, and prairie grasslands.

Foothills Circle

Foothills Trail, NC/SC
April 23, 2022

Our Foothills Trail Ultimate Hike takes hikers across 28.3 miles of this North and South Carolina based trail.

Shenandoah Valley

Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
May 14, 2022

Hike 21 miles along Massanutten Mountain with views of the Blue Ridge and the Allegany Mountains in the heart of beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

Pacific Crest Trail

Pacific Crest Trail
June 25, 2022

Join us for 25 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!

Superior Hiking Trail

Superior Hiking Trail
August 13, 2022

Our Superior Hiking Trail hike includes 25.5 miles of our northernmost trail, overlooking sparkling Lake Superior.

Ozark Trail

Ozark Trail
October 15, 2022

The Ozark Highlands Trail, is located primarily in the beautiful Ozark Highlands of Arkansas. This hike features stunning views of fall foliage throughout the entire 22 mile trek.

Foothills Trail

Southeast on the Foothills Trail
November 12, 2022

Our Ultimate Hike Southeast on the Foothills Trail takes hikers across 28.3 miles of this North and South Carolina based trail.

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Create Your Adventure and Volunteer Planned CureSearch Hikes

Our Create Your Adventure program gives you the ability to pick the date, distance and fundraising goal for a hiking event that you plan for yourself or your family, friends, and colleagues!

Want to make a bigger impact or involve more people? Our volunteer planned CureSearch Hikes are single day events that are open to the public, and tend to be shorter than our traditional events in length. Our Baxter Trails CureSearch Hike is a 12 mile event in South Carolina, and our Raleigh/Umstead CureSearch Hike has a variety of distance options in North Carolina. Email ultimatehike@curesearch.org to start planning your own event, or to be the first to know about volunteer planned events near you.