The mission of HIKE for Mental Health is to
Increase public awareness of the challenges and suffering faced by those afflicted by mental illness and their families.
Increase public appreciation for and responsible use of wilderness trails.
Raise funds, principally by coordinating fundraising wilderness hikes, for distribution to nonprofit organizations committed to (a) preventing and alleviating the pain caused by mental illness or (b) maintaining and preserving wilderness trails.
In distributing its net proceeds, HIKE for Mental Health will direct 80% to scientific research to prevent, cure, or treat mental illness and
20% to help preserve wilderness trails.