Please note that due to damage suffered from Hurricane Ida, not all trails will be accessible at this time. The Schuylkill River East, Schuylkill River Trail Tow Path, and Zacharias Creek Trail are a few examples. In place of these trails, two additional free spaces may be used, bringing the total number of trails you may “write in” to four. “Free spaces” can include parks and trails outside of Montgomery County. We encourage you to check each location for updates before visiting.
TAKE THE CHALLENGE
Join us for the 6th annual Montgomery County Trail Challenge! The Montco Trail Challenge will run May 1 – December 5, 2021.
Register yourself or any members of your household (including dogs).
Get out and go! Visit any of the 15 participating trails and look for special markers at the entrance (trailheads).
Record each symbol you find on your trail card.
Once you have visited as many trails as you can, return your completed card to a designated dropbox or submit results 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!
How many trails can you visit by December 5th?
Benefits of the Montco 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!
A survey of 2020 Trail Challenge participants found:
93.86% visited a new park or trail
89.47% learned something new about their community
89.29% walked more
33.33% biked more
14.95% ran more
87.61% improved their physical health
96.46% improved their mental health
CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS, AND OTHERS
Last year more than 1,500 people participated in the Trail Challenge.
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Use social media to post your pictures, recognitions, and encourage your friends to participate. Use the hashtag #MontcoTrailChallenge when you post! Look for your post to be shared on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.