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Our Story

Hiker Medals started in 2016 after its founder, Wim, hiked the John Muir Trail and realized there were no quality souvenirs available to commemorate this amazing feat. He designed the John Muir Trail medal and took a leap of faith by ordering the minimum order quantity of 100. He found grateful takers for the remaining 99 medals among fellow JMT hikers, as well as those searching for gifts for the hikers in their lives. Soon requests started pouring in for medals for other thru-hike trails, and the result is a growing collection of medal designs that keeps expanding based on feedback from other hikers.

Limited Edition 2020 Medal

This medal may just be what you need to remember what a year 2020 has been with a global pandemic, lock down, sold out toilet paper, working from home, banned from our fitness centers and the devastating wild fires that interfered with many hiking plans. Use the free engraving to remember the things you were not able to do, or better yet, celebrate the things that you were able to accomplish in 2020. This medal is only available while supplies last.

Our Medals

Our medals are designed with the hikers in mind, making sure they do justice to the trail they represent. Many details about the trail are reflected in each medal, knowing they will become a lifelong representation of in many cases a once in a lifetime opportunity.

The medals are made of lead-free zinc alloy and are large (3.5 inch in diameter) and heavy (4.5 oz) and come with a ribbon.

All colors are applied by hand.

Giving Back

Many non-profit organizations play a critical role in supporting the trails we hikers like to explore. They lead trail maintenance efforts, educational initiatives, and rescue operations, often in remote locations. Hiker Medals proudly gives back a minimum of 10% of its total revenue to designated beneficiaries, including: Inyo County Search and Rescue, Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Pacific Crest Trail Association, Appalachian Trail Conservancy and The Colorado Trail Foundation.

Gift Bags

Make your purchase extra-special by including a gift bag in your shopping cart. This burlap drawstring pouch adds a perfect touch when the medal is a gift for a hiker.


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