2014 Trails Day Challenge

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Trails Day ChallengeAre 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

     

STEP 1:
Go hiking on ANY trail.  Bonus points if you use one of the locations listed below

     

STEP 2:
Snap a photo of yourself at the trail head or while you’re on the hike

 

STEP 3:
Tweet the photo to @AmericanHiking, or post it to our Facebook or Instagram accounts

     

STEP 4:
Tag either @AmericanHiking
@MenashaRidge with the hashtag #NationalTrailsDay

     

STEP 5:
Win Prizes!  #Awesome

   PRIZES:  Each week, a winner will be randomly selected to receive a National Trails Day T-shirt, and a Menasha Ridge “60 Hikes within 60 Miles” guidebook in a city of their choice.

Challenge #1:  April 10-13

  Connecticut – 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 17-20

 New 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 24-27

 Boston – 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 1-4

 New 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 8-11

 Philadelphia – 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 15-18

 Boston – 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 22-25

 New 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 1

 D.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.

Find An Event

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.