The Climb

Enjoy the scenic trails of Elings, the largest public park in America.

"No parent should ever experience the pain of losing a child, we want to help other families avoid experiencing this kind of devastating loss."

Bob and Patty Bryant
Bob and Patty Bryant

Take the 2020 summit challenge

Your fundraising supports individual scholarships for the Daniel Bryant Youth & Family Center, a program of the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, that provides substance abuse treatment for teens and their families. To learn more, visit or call (805) 963-1433.

Step 1. Register Online

Please help us prepare by registering in advance, although registration is also available at the event. A minimum pledge of $50 is required for adults to participate; $25 for youth aged 8-18; kids 7 and under hike free.

Summit for Danny encourages climbers to form teams—from friends to businesses to families, all are welcome. A traveling trophy is awarded to the biggest team!

If you've been invited to join a sponsored team, click here.

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Step 2. Don Your Swag

Once you register, a special event tshirt will be mailed to you. Please wear it on your hike.

Step 3. Enjoy the Hike

Enjoy hiking at any point during the 3-week period between October 10-31 at Elings Park. Your choice of two trails will be clearly marked. If you live outside of Santa Barbara, take part too by selecting your own 3 or 7 mile hike.

Step 4. Take Photos

Take photos while hiking. When complete, please post to Facebook, Instagram, or send directly to Prizes will be awarded in a number of categories.