Hiking Challenge

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What is the TLC Hiking Challenge?

Explore new places, challenge yourself, and win fun prizes by participating in TLC’s Hiking Challenge. Beginning in Spring 2015, TLC members can enroll in the Hiking Challenge which consists of five hikes in five different TLC Preserves. Conquer the challenge at your own pace – there’s no time limit, and you can choose to go it alone, with family, or invite a friend. Complete the challenge and receive the badge pictured here!

Hiking Challenge Rules:

  1. You must be a TLC member to participate in the Challenge and receive the Challenge incentives.
  2. Before beginning, please read the rules and hiking challenge safety guidelines.
  3. There is no time limit for completing the challenge.
  4. Hikes may be completed alone or with a group.
  5. Hikes must be logged on the TLC Hiking Challenge website.
  6. Hikes must have occurred on or after Tuesday, March 3, 2015.


Download the Hiking Challenge Maps

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I do the TLC Hiking Challenge? It’s a fun way to challenge yourself, explore the Triangle, and win fun prizes! Everyone who completed the Challenge will receive a one-of-a-kind TLC badge.

Do I need to be a TLC member to participate? Why? Yes. In order to participate in the TLC Hiking Challenge, you need to be a current TLC member. It’s the easiest way for us to keep track of our hikers and keep you up to date on Challenge news and winners.

Is there a time limit? No! There is no time limit.

When can I start counting my hikes toward the challenge? You can count any hike that matches one of the official TLC Hiking Challenge hikes if it occurred on or after Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Can I bring my dog? Yes! Dogs are allowed on all of TLC’s public nature preserves. We ask that while visiting TLC’s public nature preserves you keep pets on their leash and clean up after them.

Can kids and families participate? Yes! The TLC Hiking Challenge is for people of all ages. We encourage you to complete the hikes with family or friends. Just remember that each person participating in the Challenge should register themselves on our website and log their hikes. Parents may register and complete the hike-log for their children.

If I have additional questions, who should I contact about the hiking challenge? Great question. Please contact our outreach coordinator Margaret Sands, at msands@triangleland.org or at 919-908-0056.

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