2023 Partners

RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT, INC (REI)  THE OFFICIAL RETAILER & OUTFITTER OF THE 52 HIKE CHALLENGE We have teamed up with Recreational Equipment, Inc., because they love helping our audience get outside and play.  Plus they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if you're not happy with the gear you bought, you can return it to the store and get a full refund.  We have a special affiliate link, so please click on the link below to get redirected to REI with our referral code.  Just to be candid, any purchases you make through the link with help the 52 Hike Challenge fund the challenge so that we can reach more people and change more lives.  Thank you in advance for your support! 

Click on this link to be redirect to with the official 52 Hike Challenge affiliate code


Meet the official shoe sponsor of the 52 Hike Challenge, Oboz.  Hear why we love Oboz and why we've partnered with them: "At Oboz, we are hikers first. And well, hikers second. It's this lifelong love of the trail that enables our designers to create footwear that's remarkably durable, comfortable and always worthy of the task at hand. Our philosophy is simple. Design the kind of footwear that we'd want to wear."

Learn more about Oboz here!

Hydrapak has been designing and producing flexible performance hydration systems since 2001. Their mission is to relentlessly create better hydration solutions for performance-driven people.

Since 1984, Sawyer Products has offered the best, most technologically advanced solutions for protection against sun, bugs, water & injuries–everything from first aid kits developed for wilderness use to our newest topical insect repellents that use time-released liposome technology.

About Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing Leave No Trace programs, education, training and outreach in all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the globe. Utilizing the power of science, education for all, and stewardship to support and protect nature, Leave No Trace is on a mission to ensure a sustainable future for the outdoors and the planet.


At Leave No Trace, there is no substitute for nature. From neighborhood walks to backcountry treks, the outdoors is for everyone. But it all has an impact. More use, over use, trash, endangered wildlife and around it all: climate change. Leave No Trace empowers people to be the solution to conservation. Through pioneering science, sustaining partnership and activating our proven training and education systems, Leave No Trace leads the way. No matter where or why you get outside, it’s yours to protect. Leave No Trace.


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The 52 Hike Challenge is proud to be affiliated and recognized by the National Park Service

Now that you’ve decided to commit to the 52 Hike Challenge you’re going to be outdoors often. Are you concerned about snakes, broken bones, sprain, falls, altitude sickness, getting lost on the trails? A helicopter rescue could cost you on average ten thousand dollars. At 52 Hike Challenge, we are with you every step of the way and have partnered with Global Rescue to give you piece of mind when on your adventures. Global Rescue missions include rescues from the world’s deepest canyon in Peru to the world’s highest peaks in the Himalaya -- and everywhere in between.


Cairn™ is an adventure safety iPhone App for the connected outdoor enthusiast. Cairn helps you find cell coverage in the wilderness. Want to know how the Cairn app works?  Check out this short video that team member Graham Zimmerman created. Want to get a special invite to become a beta tester?  Simply email them at

Currently we are beta testers and have to say it's pretty good, so check it out and sign up to be a tester too!  

Hike it Baby is an organization dedicated to building communities that support getting families outside with children from birth to school age. Hike it Baby provides support to get families into nature as soon as they feel ready. Together we are raising a generation to love the outdoors.

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The Outdoor Journal Tour is a community built for women to facilitate personal growth and alignment. We use a beautiful combination of physical activity, guided journaling and meditation to help women create this balance.


Southern California’s oldest and most-read hiking blog. It provides free trail write-ups and detailed information on hundreds of trails for Los Angeles, Southern California, and beyond. Better than any hiking guide, these write-ups give you directions to the trailhead, photos and videos of the trails, GPX files for your GPS device, and Google Earth files so you can do some at-home 3D reconnaissance before you make your way to the trailhead. Modern Hiker also highlights gear reviews, narrative outdoor writing, volunteer opportunities, and relevant news is a free resource for California campers and outdoor enthusiasts who like to have fun and enjoy life.

Use them to plan weekend and vacation excursions! There is so much to explore and experience outdoors in California, it’s going to take more than one trip. Find an adventure or destination, search their campground finder for a place to pop a tent or park your RV, or even book a cottage or a cabin!

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Minority Vets is an organization of color, women, LGBTQ, religious & non-religious minorities, and allies advocating for equity, respect, and justice for all minority veterans. Find your community. Tell your story. Create change.

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TranSending is a 501c3 designated non-profit dedicated to the advancement of transgender rights throughout all aspects of society by promoting athletics as a platform of transgender awareness and inclusion. Through targeted athletic projects, they seek to create a welcoming environment of understanding and assurance that all persons can partake in the learning and growth that come with inclusion in sports related activities, regardless of gender identity.

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Aimed at sparking passion and purpose into Women’s lives, Hike Explore Recharge was created to provide a platform for Women to travel safely within a small group of like minded individuals to accomplish this goal. With never more than 6 travelers per group, their adventures allow for intimate and immersive experiences.  Their women only trips provide a safe space for personal growth and time for the much needed recharging of your individual energy.  Shared experiences of this nature fosters meaningful connection, lasting friendships and an overall feeling of well-being.

Australia Partner

The Hiking Society AU exists to provide you with the most up-to-date information and tips on hiking and camping, as well as showcasing the many trails and camp spots that exist in Australia. 



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