Montco Trail Challenge

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TAKE THE CHALLENGE


It's time to hit the trails and participate in the 2018 Montgomery County Trail Challenge! The Montco Trail Challenge will run May 5 - December 2, 2018.

ENJOY THE TRAILS AND PARKS AND PARTICIPATE IN THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY TRAIL CHALLENGE!

Montgomery County boasts over 92 miles of trails that connect greenways, waterways, and heritage. Most Montgomery County residents are located within a few miles of a wonderful trail experience!

To participate, simply pick up or print a Montco Trail Challenge card and register below. Visit any of the 13 participating Montco trails and look for special trail markers located at the trail’s main points of entry (trail heads). Record each unique symbol from the trails you visit on your trail challenge card. In addition to the listed parks and trails, use the two free spaces to visit any park, trail, or historic site of your choosing to earn credit towards an achievement level.

Once you have visited as many trails as you can, return your completed trail challenge card to any of the listed parks or submit your findings online.

You do not have to walk, run or bike the entire trail to get credit for the challenge – just visit and enjoy to earn your recognitions!  

Achievement Level Earnings



  • EXPLORER

     - complete five trails - earn a vehicle magnet
  • ADVENTURER 

    - complete 10 trails - earn a vehicle magnet and a medal
  • TRAILBLAZER 

    - complete 15 trails  - earn a vehicle magnet, medal and collapsible water bottle!
You have until December 2, 2018 to earn your recognition! Get started today!


New this Year



Register and walk with your dog!

After receiving pictures and stories of dogs participating in the Montco Trail Challenge, this year’s Challenge officially has dog registration available. Your furry friend will receive a Get Out and Go bandana for their participation!

Larger, more colorful trail symbols


New trail markers will be found at each major trail head. The symbols are six inch, white PVC squares with a colorful animal shape in the center. 

Explore the Schuylkill River Tow Path!


The Schuylkill River Tow Path offers beautiful views of the canal, river and wildflowers over the course of its 2.3 miles of stabilized dirt, gravel, and asphalt trail. The Tow Path can be accessed by the Schuylkill River Trail at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park and the Lock 60 Schuylkill Canal Park.

How many trails can you visit by December 2?

Contact Us

  1. Montco Trail Challenge


    Health Department
    1430 DeKalb Street
    PO Box 311
    Norristown, PA 19404-0311
    Phone: 610-278-5117
    Fax: 610-278-5167

    E-mail


    Useful Links


    MontcoPA Trails
    MontcoPA Parks
    MontcoPA Historic Sites

    Trail Challenge InfoRmation


    Rules & Guidelines
    Parks & Trails Info

    Maps


    Parks & Historic Sites Map
    Trail Network Map
Our trail systems and connections have been noted as some of the finest trails in the country and most Montgomery County residents are no further than a few miles from a wonderful trail experience.

REGISTRation OPENS APril 30, 2018!



Register Online or Pick Up a Registration Card


You can register online or pick up a trail challenge card at any of these locations. Green Lane Park, Lorimer Park, Norristown Farm Park, Central Perkiomen, and Lower Perkiomen Valley Park also has drop boxes where you can submit your cards to receive your recognitions. 


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CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS, AND OTHERS


Last year more than 1,500 people participated in the Trail Challenge. Think about ways you can engage local hiking groups, scout troops, and co-workers!

TRACK YOUR PROGRESS ON SOCIAL MEDIA


Use social media to post your pictures, recognitions, and encourage your friends to participate. The county's Twitter feed and Facebook page will be looking to share your accomplishments. Use the hashtag #MontcoTrailChallenge when you post!

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU OUT ON THE TRAILS!


The Montco Trail Challenge is a collaborative effort of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, Planning Commission, Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites, and Commissioners.