Need an excuse to get outside or check out a new hiking trail? Looking for more adventures? Craving a new personal challenge for yourself? The Blue-Blazed Hiking Challenge invites you to discover the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System, a fantastic way to revitalize and uplift your body and mind!
Hike any of the trails in the trail system and accumulate miles, memories, and more hiking experience as you go. There is no time limit—you can complete a challenge category in a single season or across your entire hiking lifetime. Take your time and enjoy going for hikes when you can. Each completed challenge category wins you a prize!
Please virtually sign-up for this challenge through this Google Form Sign-up.
If you have previously started this challenge before this relaunch when it was the Blue Trails Challenge, please fill out the Sign-up Google Form. There will be a question to indicate that you’re a previously continuing participant.
Challenge Categories and Corresponding Prizes:
If you're new to the trails, the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails Challenge is a chance to discover the refreshed and invigorated mind and body that hiking can bring. If you're already a hiker, this challenge is another way to keep active and explore new trails outside your immediate region, in different seasons, and with a new purpose. Hike on your own, with your dog, with family, with friends, or with your hiking / outdoor outing club. Pass the word and encourage others to take the challenge! If you’re looking for inspiration, meet our current 800-Milers from the previous Blue Trails Challenge!
When you’ve completed a challenge category, fill out the Airtable Challenge Completion Form (linked under ‘Rules’) and stop into our office to pick up your prize! We can take a photo of you with your favorite hiking boots and the prize you earned.
By sharing your story on our Challenge Completion Form, your story could be featured on our webpage and social media profiles! You can also share your stories and photos of your hiking challenge adventures to your personal profiles using any of these hashtags: #BlueBlazedHikingChallenge, #BBHikingChallenge, #CFPAHike, #CFPABlueBlazed, #BlueBlazedTrails, #CFPAHikeChallenge, #CFPABBT
For more information about hiking on our trails:
- Visit our interactive trails map for up-to-date trail information, driving directions to trailheads, and current trail notices.
- Visit our Hiker Resources page for general information and advice about hiking.
- See our Connecticut Walk Book for a comprehensive guide to the Blue-Blazed Trails, including detailed maps and specific information about our trails.
If you have any outstanding questions or concerns, please email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org.