2024 Trails Challenge

The Trail Challenge is back! This time it's not about the miles, it's about discovering all of the hiking trails the Champaign County Forest Preserves has to offer. Everyone has their favorite(s), the ones they hike all the time, but did you know that there are 30 trails throughout the preserves? To give you time to get out and about, this year's Trails Challenge will run from Saturday, June 1 through Sunday, December 1, 2024 - that's plenty of time to discover 30 trails! You can do it!

Visit 5 new trails each month to be entered in drawings to win prize baskets! 

What you need to do:

  • Register for the Trails Challenge
  • Download the Trails Tracker sheet
  • Take a picture at the "Selfie Spot" marker on each trail
  • Add your selfie to the Trails Tracker sheet and if you have visited 5 or more trails, email to [email protected] by the end of each month. 

 

This section is currently under maintenance. Please check back at a later time. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience
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Trails Tracker

Keep track of the trails you've visited by uploading the selfie picture to the tracking sheet!

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Trails List

A full list of our trails and their total mile distance.

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Selfie Spots

Here are the locations of the Selfie Spots at each preserve. Please contact us if you are unable to find the marker at its designated area, [email protected].

Bike Path, Buffalo Trace, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve

Bike Path, Buffalo Trace, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve

Dogleg Loop, River Bend Forest Preserve

Dogleg Loop, River Bend Forest Preserve

Bike Path, Stidham Woods, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve

Bike Path, Stidham Woods, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve

Prairie Trail, Sangamon River Forest Preserve

Prairie Trail, Sangamon River Forest Preserve

Sycamore Trail, Heron View Forest Preserve

Sycamore Trail, Heron View Forest Preserve