Help hikers connect and find new hiking adventures
How it all started
In 2017, Hike On Earth founder Sébastien Goldberg set out to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail. This experience sparked his passion for hiking in the wilderness. The moment he was back home, Sébastien started looking for his next hiking adventure.
But he struggled to find multi-day hikes and to convince friends or relatives to join in. In hindsight, he wished he could have teamed-up with other hikers to prepare and start new adventures. He soon found out that no website made that possible.
To address this, he founded Hike On Earth, a collaborative trail database that helps hikers find and plan their next hiking adventure together. Before long, Emeline and Ben brought their own ideas (and hiking shoes) into the project. Our small team was born!
How it works
Find, plan and share your hikes with a single social platform
A gear store to lighten up and support our platform
We believe that affordable, high-quality light gear should not be available only in the United States. So we designed light hiking gear now available to all EU residents. We field-tested all our products ourselves, come take a look!
As Hike On Earth is entirely free and independent, our store is vital to ensure the platform’s sustainability. We encourage regular users to support us by visiting our store or making a donation.
This quote is driving his life for these last few years. After graduating as electromechanical engineer, Sebastien was looking for something meaningful to do, something he loves. Today, he wants to share his passion with a strong and passionate community of hikers.
Overview of the major steps in the development of our platform!
After graduating, Sébastien Goldberg gathers gear and money to thru-hike the PCT. He is amazed by this experience and inspired by the US’ light gear and strong hiking community.
What to do next ?
Back in Europe, Sébastien struggles to find his next hikes and to connect with other trail enthusiasts. This inspires him to create an online platform on long-distance hiking.
Development of the plateform
Sébastien starts developing the platform from scratch. A great learning-by-doing adventure begins.
A small team was born
Emeline Dewitt joins Hike On Earth. She is soon followed by Benjamin Talbi, after he randomly comes across Sébastien on the Te Araroa trail in New Zealand.
30 early contributors from the hiking community test the website and give their feedbacks.
Hike on earth is online
After months of hard collective work and thousands of lines of code, Hike On Earth is launched.