2021 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 Outdoor Itch Experts, Tec Labs, makers of Tecnu, an Oregon born and based pharmaceutical manufacturer who loves all things outdoors. With 40+ years of experience creating potions and lotions for itches and ouches endured on the trail, we like to think of ourselves as the "outdoor itch experts".

Count on us them matter where your outdoor adventure takes you!

Learn more about Technu here!


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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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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