Trail Trek Challenge

Trail Trek Challenge

The Challenge is YOURS!
Trail Trek Challenge is now a year-round hiking program for everyone.

By popular demand, Trail Trek Challenge has been expanded to be a year-round hike/walk program on the nature preserves you've helped protect in five counties. Challenge yourself to hike at least five of the trails to discover nature's treasures and become eligible for some great drawing prizes!

When you sign up, you will receive a confirmation message and an email with a link to your downloadable Trail Guide & Hike Log with hike descriptions and a place to record the trails and qualifying events you've hiked throughout the year. Downloadable trail maps and driving directions to each hike location are available at the link under "Trail maps" below.

By filling out and sending in your hike log with at least five hikes completed before April 20, 2020, you'll become eligible to win drawing prizes at next year’s Earth Fair 2020, where another year of hikes and walks will be kicked off.

Trail maps

Trail maps for each of the Trail Trek Challenge hikes can be viewed and downloaded from the Nature Preserves section of this website. Please refer to your Trail Guide & Hike Log for the list of trails and qualifying events.

SAFETY ADVISORY – Wear bright colors!

Please be aware that hunting is allowed on most the the nature preserves protected by Mississippi Valley Conservancy, in accordance with city and state ordinances. For details about the hunting season dates, please refer to the Wisconsin DNR hunting schedule. For more information about hunting on nature preserves protected by Mississippi Valley Conservancy, please read about our Nature Preserves.

Other qualifying events

All of the Conservancy's guided hikes also qualify as Trail Trek Challenge activities. You'll find them listed on the back of your Trail Guide & Hike Log. Details for each event can be found on our Events page.

Hike of the month

May Hike of the Month: Sugar Creek Bluff State Natural Area

June Hike of the Month: Holland Sand Prairie

July Hike of the Month: Tunnelville Cliffs State Natural Area

August Hike of the Month: New Amsterdam Grasslands

September Hike of the Month: Greens Coulee-Savanna Oaks

October Hike of the Month: La Crosse Blufflands–North: Miller Bluff

How to sign up

When you register below, you'll receive a confirmation message and an email with a link to your downloadable Trail Guide & Hike Log with hike descriptions and a place to record the trails and qualifying events you've hiked throughout the year.

Please contact our office with any questions by calling (608) 784-3606 ext. 8 or by sending an email to sarah@mississippivalleyconservancy.org.

We thank these generous supporters of the 2019 Trail Trek Challenge:

Organic Valley, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, WKBT/News Channel 8, Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Altra Federal Credit Union, Crawford County Community Fund, People’s Food Cooperative, Dairyland Power Cooperative, Kwik Trip, Trust Point, Inc., Verve - a Credit Union, Viroqua Area Foundation.

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