Highlander Adventure

Highlander Adventure hiking event

May 24 - May 28, 2023

Become a Highlander! Highlander invites participants to ascend from their daily routines and take part in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure connecting with nature, becoming a steward for the environment, and trekking towards a better self. Step out of your comfort zone and prepare for a multi-day stay in nature where you're completely self-sustained.

The unique aspect of Highlander lies in its concept: IT IS NOT A RACE.

Highlander Adventure - Big Bear Lake

  • NEW! HIGHLANDER (101 miles) - 5 days
  • HIGHLANDER (65 miles) – 5 days
  • HIGLANDER (65 miles) - 3 days
  • HIGHLANDER (34 miles) – 3
  • HIGHLANDER (18 miles) – 35 hours

Highlanders must be completely self-sustained on the trail with:

  • Sleep system (tent or bivouac or hammock)
  • Cook system (cutlery, gas stove, gas for stove)
  • Compass
  • Minimum 2L of water (at Start)
  • First aid supplies (bandages, adhesive tape, pain relivers…)
Black and white Highlander logo of big horned sheep and the title Highlander.

"Though highlander is a long-distance hiking event, it's not just for professional hikers...

but also for those of you who love nature and are eager for outdoor activity. Trails are carefully designed by local mountaineers, so every trail offers a unique experience and story for you to take home."

Highlander Lodging Specials

Spend some time acclimating before your Highlander Adventure! Take advantage of lodging deals before and after your hike.

  • Midnight Moon Cabins - Midnight Moon Cabins is offering all participants a great lodging Deal! 25% off when you book 2 or more nights. Use coupon code- RACEDAY at checkout. Cannot be applied to previously made reservations or combined with other offers. Book soon as these cabins fill up fast. Check the website for availability. (323) 273-7272
  • The Yeti Den - Come re-coup from your event at The Yeti Den, you can warm up in the hot tub and then relax next to the fire. Message me with the event you're attending and I'll offer 10% off the listed price. (858) 382-5583
  • Big Bear Vacations - Welcome Highlander participants and families! Stay Two Nights and Save 15%. Promo Code: HIGHLANDER *Subject to availability, not valid with any other offer or discount. Valid May 24 - 28 , 2023. Call (909) 866-8200 for additional info.
  • Vintage Lakeside Inn - Receive 10% off March 13-May 25, 2023 when you use the promo code Spring23 to stay at the Vintage Lakeside Inn. Email or call (909) 866-4978 for more info.
  • Big Bear Cool Cabins - Receive a Free Welcome Basket with a booking during our Spring Events! Visit or call (909) 866-7374 for more info.
  • Robinhood Resort - Get 15% off a 2-Night Minimum stay when you use Promo Code: HL23. Valid for stays May ​21-29, 2023. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Email or call (909) 866-4643 for additional info.
  • Destination Big Bear- Book 3 nights over Memorial Day Weekend and get the fourth night free. 909 752-0234


"Sustainability, Preservation, & Promotion of Nature"

"Highlander as a brand stands for nature preservation and educating its participants on the right way to treat nature - by respecting it. Our event promotes natural beauty, healthy living, and enjoying nature. Our philosophy is: Take only pictures, leave only footprints. We strive to follow principles of sustainability during the organization of Highlander hiking events. Nature has given us everything, and asked for nothing in return. We can repay our debt to nature by taking care of it and safekeeping it for future generations."

At checkpoints along the route Highlanders will set up camp to cook, rest, connect with fellow Highlanders, and talk with Highlander stewards on the importance and implementation of sustainability practices.

Highlander's Core Values

  • Fostering and nurturing mental, physical, spiritual and social well-being, as well as improved body functionality.
  • Protecting the environment and raising awareness by learning to protect it for ourselves and the generations to come.
  • Testing the limits
  • Climbing to self-understanding and discovering one’s limits - some of which get pushed, and others respected.
  • Learning to be sustainable on less and finding new meaning of life balance.
  • Finding genuine connection
  • Widening social circles without modern-day distractions.