Montco Trail Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 Montco Trail Challenge!

Quick Stats

Through partnership and community engagement, the Montco Trail Challenge had a successful second year with over 1,550 participants. Participants ranged in age from 2 months to 86 years and included individuals, families, and community groups from all parts of Montgomery County as well as Bucks, Philadelphia, Chester, Lehigh, Berks, and Delaware counties.

This year’s Challenge saw an increase in participants exploring more trails, with over 20% completing at least 5 trails and 12% completing all 15.

We received multiple stories describing how the Montco Trail Challenge either motivated participants to re-engage with physical activity or provided a way for families to explore and exercise together.

Benefits of Participating in the Trail CHallenge

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Fortunately, through lifestyle interventions such as physical activity, nutritional changes, and stress management, the risk of heart disease decreases. We look forward to bringing another trail challenge to promote heart health through physical activity while connecting the community with local parks and trails.

What's Next?

While the Montco Trail Challenge may be over for now, we encourage you to keep exploring the trails, parks, and historic sites of Montgomery County. 

Check back soon for details on the 2018 Montco Trail Challenge!


The Montco Trail Challenge is a joint initiative of the Montgomery County Health Department, Montgomery County Planning Commission, Parks, Trails, and Historic Site, and County Commissioners.