Are you ready for a challenge? Leading up to National Trails Day, American Hiking Society and Menasha Ridge Press are offering a series of hiking challenges* to prepare you for your ultimate adventure on National Trails Day. So check out this week’s challenges, get outside and conquer one of these amazing hikes.RULES: To enter take a photo of yourself next to the trail head or on the trail, upload the picture to facebook or twitter and tag @AmericanHiking (facebook / twitter) or @MenashaRidge (facebook / twitter) with #NationalTrailsDay
Go hiking on ANY trail. Bonus points if you use one of the locations listed below
Snap a photo of yourself at the trail head or while you’re on the hike
Win Prizes! #Awesome
Challenge #1: April 10-13Connecticut – Bennett’s Pond and Beyond D.C. – Lincoln Memorial to Lincoln Park
Atlanta – Atlanta Ramble San Francisco – Mount Diablo State Park Phoenix – Camelback Mountain Cholla Trail
Challenge #2: April 17-20New York – Butler Outer Loop Trail Nashville – Mill Creek Greenway
Portland – Coyote Wall, The Labyrinth New Mexico – Sierra Ladrones
San Diego – Batiquitos Lagoon Trail
Challenge #3: April 24-27Boston – Hemlock Gorge Loop Philadelphia – Valley Forge National Park Cincinnati – Mount Airy Forest San Francisco – Año Nuevo State Park Denver – Barr Lake State Park ANY hiking trail of your choice – To see a listing of all 60 Hikes within 60 Miles guides available, click here.
Challenge #4: May 1-4New Jersey – Watchung Sierra Sampler Atlanta – Allatoona Pass Trail Chicago – Glacial Park Loop Houston – Houston Arboretum Seattle – Green Mountain State Forest ANY hiking trail of your choice – To see a listing of all 60 Hikes within 60 Miles guides available, click here.
Challenge #5: May 8-11Philadelphia – Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust Hike D.C. – Rock Creek Park Nashville – Meriwether Lewis Loop Portland – Hoyt Arboretum, Washington Park Salt Lake City – Battle Creek Falls ANY hiking trail of your choice – To see a listing of all 60 Hikes within 60 Miles guides available, click here.
Challenge #6: May 15-18Boston – The Freedom Trail Chicago – Morton Arboretum East Hike Boulder – Mount Sanitas San Francisco – Point Reyes National Seashore Los Angeles – Corral Canyon Loop ANY hiking trail of your choice – To see a listing of all 60 Hikes within 60 Miles guides available, click here.
Challenge #7: May 22-25New York – Tors’ Thunder Tour Philadelphia – Lorimer Park Cincinnati – Big Bone Lick State Park Atlanta – Sweetwater History Trails Phoenix – Table Top Trail San Diego – Palomar Mountain Loop Portland – Macleay Trail ANY hiking trail of your choice – To see a listing of all 60 Hikes within 60 Miles guides available, click here.
Challenge #8: May 29-June 1D.C. – Appalachian Trail – Weverton to Gathland State Park Philadelphia – Core Creek Park Boston – Ravenswood Park Hike Nashville – Collins River Nature Trail Chicago – Warren Dunes State Park Loop Atlanta – Stone Mountain Loop Denver – Pike National Forest Wigwam Trail Seattle – West Tiger Mountain Loop San Francisco – The Presidio San Diego – Blue Sky Trail to Lake Ramona ANY hiking trail of your choice – To see a listing of all 60 Hikes within 60 Miles guides available, click here.
FINAL CHALLENGE: June 6, 7, 8
Attend a National Trails Day Event
Attend one of the thousands of National Trails Day events happening across the country.
Special Thanks to Menasha Ridge Press for providing the hiking guides from the 60 Hikes within 60 Miles book series!
The 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles series is the hiker’s ticket to the great outdoors…in their own backyard. Profiling the best scenic day hikes within roughly an hour drive from the city center, our hometown authors hike each trail, gathering data using state-of-the-art GPS technology. Expertly drawn trail maps and trail profiles complement the detailed trail descriptions and useful at-a-glance information. The guides are an indispensable resource for urban and suburban residents who are looking for new trails and visitors searching for a unique perspective on a new city.
National Trails Day is made possible by our 2014 sponsors.
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*These trail descriptions are meant only as guides to hikes in select cities throughout the U.S., and do not guarantee hiker safety. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these trail descriptions, land and road conditions, phone numbers and websites, and other information and conditions can change from year to year. Neither Menasha Ridge Press, American Hiking Society, nor the author(s) of any of the trail descriptions is liable in any way for property loss or damage, personal injury, or death that result from accessing or hiking the trails described in these selections. To help ensure an uneventful hike, carefully read the descriptions provided and get further safety information and guidance from other sources. Familiarize yourself with current weather reports, maps of the area you intend to visit (in addition to the maps provided), and any relevant park regulations.