Overview: 16.5-Mile Hike
This 16.5-mile hike travels from Route 206 (Culvers Gap) to High Point State Park (Route 23) and takes an estimated 5-6 hours to complete. We have support stations along the way, every time the Appalachian Trail intersects with a paved road, a volunteer and support vehicle, will be there waiting. These support volunteers, assist hikers with water replenishment, medical attention, gear replacement (change of clothes, take a layer, lose a layer etc.). Most importantly, when you have reached your hiking goal or decide to no longer go on, these support vehicles are our rides back to the original starting point. Remember, unless you arrange an alternative mode of transportation, participants will stay with the group until all hikers are accounted for.
Step One: Spread the Word & Help Fundraise
We ask for a $50.00 donation from each hiker to register for the hike. We also ask that you raise money for your miles through our Team Fundraising Page (link coming soon). You can join our team and create your own fundraising page to share with family and friends. If each hiker raises an additional $200 we will achieve our goal of $40,000.
Step Two: Register to Hike
Please note: All participants must be pre-registered; Registration closes April 30, 2019 at midnight.
Step Three: Fill Out Your Hike Waiver
Please download this Assumption of Risk & Release Form, sign and deliver on the day of the hike.
Step Four: Wear Your Project USE Swag With Pride
On the day of the hike, T-shirts are given to all participating hikers and support staff. If you’re a returning hiker, wear your favorite T-shirt from a past hike to show your Project U.S.E. pride!
Step Five: Prep for the Hike & Check Your Gear
From headlamps to frisbees, our gear list is comprehensive. Download it here.
When To Meet
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 11:00 AM
Where To Meet
High Point Visitor Center | 1480 State Rt 23, Sussex, NJ 07461
Hikers will leave their vehicles at the High Point Visitor Center. Support vans will depart promptly at 12:30 p.m. Hikers can expect to be hiking by 1 p.m.
Use the map below for door-to-door directions or download directions here.
Still Have Questions?
Contact ring leader, Anthony Capone at: firstname.lastname@example.org