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 hikers 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 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 will be 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 each day, 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 rafting 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. Participants will carry just a daypack with snacks, water, and personal items while hiking. Our camp staff handles overnight luggage and all meals.
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.
Daily hiking mileages to suit all types of hikers. This is a fully supported hike which means you can focus on the hiking and making connections with your new friends while we take care of everything from overnight details, meals, snacks, luggage transport, and much more to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Learn more in the FAQ.