April, May & June 2024 Events

Join us at one of these events:

The Oboz Trails for Trees Challenge
Virtual - Open to Hikers in the USA
 April 1 - April 30

Here's a great way to get double credit for both your 52 Hike Challenge hikes and the Oboz Trails for Trees Challenge! 

Unleash your inner trailblazer and hike as many trails as you can in the entire month of April. Hike, plant trees and gain chances to win prizes from Oboz and partner companies. 

Oboz has been planting trees since its beginning in 2007 and has planted just over 5 million trees to date. Oboz is on a mission to plant 5 million more trees and with each of your hikes planting one more tree, we’ll be on our way in no time.

Participating is a Few Clicks Away and Registration is Free


California Event with 52 Hike Challenge Founder Karla - Just Trek Podcast 4 Year Anniversary
HAPPIER CAMPER CAFE (Brought to you by Tadaa Coffee) 
Frogtown, Los Angeles
Saturday, April 6 · 2pm - 6pm PDT

 Join us and celebrate 4 years of the Just Trek podcast with community, conversation, connection, and celebration. Adults Only 21+
📣 We are THRILLED to reveal that 52 Hike Challenge founder Karla will on the live podcast show entitled “SoCal Hometown Heroes.” This year’s panel includes Cris Hazzard @hikingguy_com (creator of HikingGuy.com), @adventureswithanjelica (Community Leader & Lead Protagonist in the @sprucetonefilms feature “Forward”), and @justroc (host of the Just Trek Podcast) as the moderator. This lineup has collectively impacted millions of lives both locally and globally through their wondrous work in the community. After the panel, we will open up a live Q&A w/ the audience for you to interact with all guests.

In addition, there will be surprise podcast guests in attendance, raffle contest + giveaways, modern camper outdoor showroom, guest DJ’s, and light refreshments.


 Sat, April 6th from 2pm-6pm 

2944 Gleneden Street

Los Angeles, CA 90039 


Pennsylvania Chapter - Hills Creek State Park
Wellsboro, PA
Saturday, April 13 · 10am - 12pm EDT
Join 52 Hike Challenge Pennsylvania Chapter for an easy 1 mile hike at the beautiful Hills Creek State Park.

Hills Creek State Park
111 Spill Way Road
Wellsboro, PA 16901


Minnesota Chapter - Willow River State Park
Hudson, WI
Sunday, April 14 · 10 - 11:30am CDT
Join the Minnesota Chapter on an approximately 2.5 miles hike with 141 feet of elevation gain. Hike is rated moderate due to some incline and stairs.
Willow River State Park
45.02807, -9266741
Hudson, WI 54016


Washington Chapter -Green Lake Trail
Ashford, WA
Thursday, April 18 · 9am - 2:30pm PDT
Let's conquer the Green Lake Trail at Mount Rainier together as part of the 52 Hike Challenge - Washington! Tucked inside the rolling Cascades, you will be rewarded with a view of towering Mt Rainier in the distance. A 9-mile out and back that has 1,466 ft of eg and is considered a moderate hike.
Hike Green Lake Trail by Mount Rainier
 Green Lake Trail
Ashford, WA 98304


The Mindfulness Expo - California
Anaheim Convention Center
Saturday, April 20 · 10am - 5pm PDT
The Mindfulness Expo is a one-day event with yoga and sound bath classes, workshops and exhibitors focusing on mindfulness and wellness.

 Use Code: HIKE52 for 15% off your admission.

Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella
Anaheim, CA 92802


North Carolina Chapter - Pink Beds Trail Loop
Pisgah Forest, NC 
Saturday, April 27 · 10am EDT
Come join the North Carolina Chapter on this beautiful hike where you'll see rare mountain bogs, including glimpses of some rare and endangered species of plants if you're lucky. You'll pass through a forest in transition, as beavers have dammed the South Fork Mills River to form their ponds, which are drowning out the trees.
Pink Beds Trail Loop
U.S. 276
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768


Washington Chapter - Cashmere Canyons Preserve
 Cashmere, WA
Wednesday, May 1 · 10am - 2pm PDT
Come join the Washington Chapter for a rejuvenating hike on the Sunrise Trail via Spring Canyon and Nahahum Trail in the Cashmere Canyons Preserve.
Cashmere Canyons Preserve
7675 Nahahum Canyon Road
Cashmere, WA 98815


#WeHiketoHeal Challenge
Online and Anywhere you Hike
Saturday, May 1- May 31 


Join the #WeHiketoHeal Challenge, it's a transformative 4-week experience designed to deepen your connection with yourself and your community through mindful practices in nature.

Each week beginning, May 1st, participants will receive:

• Mindful challenges to complete daily

• Journaling prompts

• Guided meditations

• Other fun and useful resources

In addition to the virtual community connection, you'll also have the chance to join #wehiketoheal group hikes led by their Ambassadors and Community Partners across the country. It's all about women supporting and empowering each other, fostering mindfulness in everyday life, and building meaningful connections.


Pennsylvania Chapter - Linn Run State Park
Stahlstown, PA
Saturday, May 4 · 10am - 12pm EDT
Join the Pennsylvania chapter as we hike the Adams Falls, Iscrupe and Flat Rock Trails. The total trail length is 3.5 miles. Some area may be rocky or slippery so please wear appropraite hiking shoes and bring trekking poles.
Linn Run State Park
770 Linn Run Road
Stahlstown, PA 15687


South Carolina Chapter -Lake Greenwood State Park
 Ninety Six, SC
Saturday, May 4 · 10am - 12pm EDT
Join the South Carolina Chapter on a hike to Lake Greenwood State Park. This is a great opportunity to get another stamp in your passport book.
Lake Greenwood State Park
302 State Park Road
Ninety Six, SC 29666


Indiana Chapter (We Hike To Heal)- Salomonie State Forest
Lagro, IN
Sunday, May 5 · 10am - 12pm EDT
Join the Indiana Chapter on a fun moderate 3 mile hike. It starts at the 3 Falls Trail head, we will hike 3 falls and part of the Blue trail. There are a couple creek crossings and some steep inclines/declines, but it is so fun!

Salomonie State Forest - 3 Falls Trail head
5124-4830 East 100 South
Lagro, IN 46941


North Carolina Chapter - Lake James State Park
Nebo, NC
Wednesday, May 15 · 9:15am - 12pm EDT
Join the North Carolina Chapter on a meaningful 5K mile hike on the Lake James State Park Mill's Creek Trail. The hike commemorates the 10 years since US Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Jason Crisp and his K9 "Maros" were slain while tracking a wanted fugitive in Burke County, NC.
 Lake James State Park
2229 Lake James State Park Road
Nebo, NC 28761


Minnesota Chapter -Minneopa State Park
Mankato, MN
Sunday, May 19 · 1 - 3pm CDT

Join us on a pleasant hike that is easy/beginner level. Approximately 2.7 miles with 59 feet of elevation gain.

Minneopa State Park
44.15741, -94.08597
Bison Range Mankato, MN 56001


South Carolina Chapter -Clemson Experimental Forest
Central, SC
Friday, May 24 · 9am EDT
Join us on a pleasant hike that takes you through a beautiful wooded area and offers stunning views of the Issaqueena lake and dam. The trail is mostly single track, relatively flat, and quite speedy, with just one challenging section. 
Clemson Experimental Forest
34.7983091320559, -82.83280046982208
Central, SC 29630


North Carolina Chapter -Crabtree Falls Trail
 Marion, NC
Sunday, May 26 · 10am - 12pm EDT
Join the NC & SC Chapter on a beautiful 2.6 mile waterfall hike. A bridge over the creek in front of the falls offers great views. There are even better views on the other side of the creek, and you can walk up to the base of the falls.
Crabtree Falls
39000 Blue Ridge Parkway
Marion, NC 28752


Illinois Chapter -Ottawa Canyon Trailhead
Ottawa, IL
Saturday, June 1 · 10am - 12:30pm CDT
Come hike the eastern trails of Starved Rock State Park with 52 Hike Challenge - Illinois Chapter. Not only is this one of the most hiker-friendly hikes within the confines of SRSP, but your host claims that it offers the best "bang-for-the-buck," a lot of beauty in just 3 miles.
Starved Rock State Park
Ottawa Canyon Trailhead
Ottawa, IL 61350


Indiana Chapter -Ottawa Canyon Trailhead
Bluffton, IN
Saturday, June 1 · 10am - 1pm EDT
Join the Indiana Chapter at the Ouabache State Park Loop (#5 on the map). This Easy/moderate rated 5.3 mile hike takes you around the park and by the Bison area. We will hike and have snacks/picnic by the water after for all that are interested!
Ouabache State Park
4930 Indiana 201
Bluffton, IN 46714



Pennsylvania Chapter -Forbes State Forest
Boswell, PA
Saturday, June 1 · 10am - 12pm EDT
Join us for a gorgeous 3 mile loop hike in Forbes State Forest Laurel Mountain division!
Laurel Mountain Warming Hut parking
GPS 40.15604460777052, -79.15077681794239
Laurel Summit Rd
Boswell, PA 15531
South Carolina Chapter -Congaree National Park Boardwalk Trail
Hopkins, SC
 Saturday, June 1 · 9am EDT
Let's celebrate National Trails Day with a 2.3 mile loop in Congaree National Park. Congaree is 1 of 10 national parks on the East Coast.
Congaree National Park
100 National Park Road
Laurel Summit Rd
 Hopkins, SC 29601


North Carolina Chapter - Willam Umstead State Park
 Raleigh, NC
Saturday, June 1 · 10am - 12pm EDT
Join the 52 Hike Challenge North Carolina Chapter on a 2.6 mile hike on the William Umstead State Park Sal's Branch Trail. The hike is in recognition of National Trails Day!
 William Umstead State Park Sal's Branch Trail
8801 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27617


Minnesota Chapter -He Mni Can-Barn Bluff
Red Wing, MN
Saturday, June 1 · 1 - 3pm CDT
Join the MN Chapter for approximately 2.9 mile hike with 531 feet of elevation gain. This trail has an incline/hill and is rated moderate. 

He Mni Can/ Barn Bluff Trail Head
44.56791, -92.51924
Red Wing, MN 55066
Washington Chapter - Lake Serene Trail
Gold Bar, WA
Thursday, June 6 · 9am - 3pm PDT
Join the Washington Chapter for a 7.8 miles hike to view a stunning waterfall and beautiful blue lake. Elevation gain is approximately 2,736 ft. Limited to 10 people.

Lake Serene & Bridal Veil Falls Trailhead
Parking lot, Mt Index River Rd,
Gold Bar, WA 98251