Hike for AHA!

This year’s sixth annual hike-a-thon fundraiser benefits AHA!’s commitment to the healthy development of teens in the Santa Barbara community. Following check-in, participants will hike the gorgeous Romero Canyon trail, a near seven-mile loop (a shorter option is available). The event culminates in a celebratory lunch at a nearby estate.

Fees and Fundraising

Registration fee is $25.
Hikers are asked to raise a minimum of $500 in donations to be eligible to participate. Alternatively, hikers have the option of joining a team with a minimum of four participants, each raising a minimum of $250.

How to Start

Register to  hike, donate to help a hiker or team reach their goal, or sponsor the event to assist us in raising much-needed funds in support of AHA!

Hike Details

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Where: Romero Canyon trailhead in Santa Barbara

Time: Registration begins at approximately 8 am.

Immediately following the hike, we will gather for a celebration at a private home. Detailed instructions and directions will be emailed to participants one week prior to the event.


Parking is limited. Please carpool if you can!
Shuttle service will be available from a to-be-determined location. Registration and post-hike celebration will take place at an estate located a short distance from the Romero Canyon trailhead.


Hike for AHA! 2017 aims to raise $100,000 to support its many programs for teens and their families. All hikers who raise a minimum of $1,000 by October 20 will receive a gift certificate for a pair of hiking boots (Teva for men, Ahnu for women) from event sponsor Deckers Outdoor Corporation!

Day-of-Hike Tips

Wear layered clothing and comfortable shoes for hiking, along with sunglasses and a hat or other sun protection. Hikers will receive Hike for AHA! t-shirts and water bottles.

Questions? Please contact AHA! Development Director Molly Green at molly@ahasb.org.

AHA! is a Santa Barbara-based youth organization dedicated to the development of socially and emotionally intelligent adolescents through direct service to 3000+ teens and families through in-school, after-school, and summer programs each year. We are dedicated to teaching teens how to cope with peer pressure, manage adversity, and resolve conflict. Our work with youth is supported mostly by grants, corporate sponsorships, and individual donations.