Pacific Crest Trail - San Diego, CA

Make-A-Wish San Diego is beyond stoked to introduce the Trailblaze Backpacking Adventure: a 3-day, 2-night fundraising trek through the Laguna Mountains along the famed Pacific Crest Trail.

Our 15-week training program will get you ready for this multi-day trek and includes both day hikes and fun group campouts! In addition to putting miles on your feet, hikers will have the chance to attend weekday clinics and socials that aim to educate and empower so everyone will feel confident, capable, and ready to undertake this journey and explore wherever the next trail will lead! Clinic topics will include (but are not limited to): gear picks, navigation, local flora and fauna of the trails, all things PCT, and more!

Our goal is to bring people together to build community around families who are faced with the harsh realities of critical illnesses. When you take your first step on your journey as a Trailblazer, you are paving the way for a brighter tomorrow for children right here in your community! This FUNraiser is the very first of its kind in Make-A-Wish Foundation history--we hope you'll join us for what is sure to be a radtastic and impactful inaugural journey.

How Do I Get Started?

To begin this life-changing journey, you'll need to attend an information meeting. These meetings are designed to inform you about the mission of Make-A-Wish and describe in detail the weekend-long hike event.

Info sessions fill up quickly - please click the link at the top of this page ("RSVP for an Info Session") to sign up for an info session.

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