Membership Levels

BECOME A HIKER PRO MEMBER

Become a Hiker Pro Member to connect with other hikers and prepare for trail on a deeper level!

Since THRU-r is an exclusive community for long-distance hikers, we go through an approval process for all of our membership applications. Please make sure to fill out all sections in the application to ensure quick approval.

$15.50/MONTH*

HIKER PROCONNECT & LEARN ON A DEEPER LEVEL
  • All Standard Membership Benefits
  • Exclusive Panels
  • Monthly Meetups
  • Group Challenges
  • Organized Video Library
  • Gear Exchange
  • Private Hiker Forum
  • Early Event Access
*Billed annually at $186.00

FREE STANDARD MEMBERSHIPS

In the spirit of paying it forward, we offer a variety of FREE memberships for long-distance hikers. We define a long-distance hike as a continuous trip of at least 100 miles (looking at you section and thru-hikers!). If you fit into this category – apply below! Please make sure to fill out all sections of the application to ensure quick approval.

We also welcome experienced Trail Angels into our online communuty.

FREE

NEW HIKERJUST GETTING YOUR FEET DIRTY
  • Hiker Profile
  • Hiker Feed Posting
  • Direct Messaging
  • Friend Requests
  • THRU-Map & Directory
  • Event List

FREE

EXPERIENCED HIKERYOU'VE WALKED MANY A MILE
  • Hiker Profile
  • Hiker Feed Posting
  • Direct Messaging
  • Friend Requests
  • THRU-Map & Directory
  • Event List

FREE

TRAIL ANGELHELPING ALL OF THOSE ON TRAIL
  • Trail Angel Profile
  • Hiker Feed View
  • Direct Messaging
  • Friend Requests
  • THRU-Map & Directory
  • Event List

Standard Benefits

Take advantage of our standard member benefits in our exclusive private community. Similar to Facebook: Edit your profile, friend request, and direct message other hikers and trail angels. View our THRU-r map to see hikers and trail angels around you! Connect with hikers via our private organized forums, and join our online and in-person events. We’ve basically built an all-in-one Facebook, Reddit, and Eventbrite platform – exclusively for long-distance hikers!

Video Library

An organized way to learn about long-distance hiking! Watch our Hiker Pro Contributors share their favorite tips and tricks for a successful hiking experience in our themed & organized modules. Learn about gear hacks, money saving tips, how tos, insights on trail culture, strategy & success tips, and more. Also included are video versions of the THRU-r Podcast interviews, recordings of our past events, welcome videos, and “how-tos” for getting the most out of your membership. New videos are published monthly, so you’ll always be getting fresh content!

Hiker Pro Events + Panels

Join new and experienced hikers in our interactive online events via Zoom, and watch recordings at your convenience later. Share your trail stories, learn from others, and have some laughs along the way! We also feature special guests and panels for subjects including safety, gear hacks, post trail tips, success strategies, and more. Coming soon: In-person events!

Monthly Themes + Fun Challenges

Every month we feature a theme from one of our 10 learning modules. Monthly module themes include Basic Skills, Finances, Hygiene, Culture, Food, Gear, Safety, Strategy & Success, Stewardship, and Post Trail. Get involved with our challenges to dive even deeper into hiking preparation: Mentally and physically. Challenges include creating a budget, journaling for success, creating your own version of a favorite thru-hiker recipe, creating a gear list, going on shakedown hikes, and more.      

Hiker Pro + Gear Exchange Forums

Ask questions, give advice, and connect with other Hiker Pros via our private forum. Sell, swap, and score lightly used gear in our private gear exchange forum!