The Huron-Clinton Metroparks invites you to participate in our Get Out & Play Trail Challenge! Join us from May 1 through November 1 to hit the trails on foot or by bike.
To register, simply complete the Registration Form, set your trail mile goal, pay the registration fee ($25) and then get out and play on the trails. Upon registration, you will be mailed a “Get Out & Play Trail Challenge” t-shirt. During the challenge all participants who progress towards their goal will be listed on the Metroparks website Leaderboard. Remember, each time you hit a trail log your miles against your goal via our Mileage Submission Form. With 13 Metroparks there are a variety of trails to explore.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the Trail Challenge start?
The program runs May 1 to November 1, 2018. Participants can complete the registration form online anytime during the six month program.
Can I bike or hike?
Yes, you can hike, bike or run!
How do I find trails?
There are a few tools for you to use to explore tails. There is a downloadable Log Sheet that lists the trails or Metroparks Maps are available online. You can also stop into any park office for park maps to begin your Trail Challenge adventure.
How do I track trail miles without mileage markers?
Tracking your mileage is easy! Once you have registered, you will have easy access to enter trails and mileage as you complete them on the Mileage Submission Form. To be listed on the Metroparks Website Leaderboard your miles will need to be logged through the Mileage Submission Form. To ensure you know the exact miles you hike, bike or run you can always use a smartphone application to track your miles via GPS.
Can I repeat the same trail or do they have to be all new?
Yes, you can repeat trails. A lot of people use their local Metropark, but of course part of the fun is exploring new trails and Metroparks.
Is there a list of hikes I need to complete?
No, this is about you challenging yourself, getting outdoors and exploring new Metropark trails.
How will you keep track of my hikes?
We will be using the honor system. To do this, we ask that you us the Mileage Submission Form. In addition, we have provided a downloadable Log Sheet and Metroparks Maps for you. You can even share photos with us of your trail adventures online.
How do I view my logged information?
Yes. Visit the Metroparks Website Leaderboard and search the username you signed up with.
I’m up for the Challenge! How do I get started?
Are there any prizes or awards?
Everyone that registers will receive a Get Out & Play Trail Challenge T-Shirt and will be included on our Metroparks Website Leaderboard.
I’m a beginner, will I be able to do these hikes?
Yes! You pick the trails and you set your pace. Also, while some trails are harder than others they will be marked accordingly.
What should I bring on a hike?
If you are just beginning and going for a hike for an hour or two, we suggest the following: water, snack, sunblock, hat and proper clothing for weather.