Hitting the Trails
Getting in touch with nature is easy through the 2014 Trails Challenge Program. Over 10,000 people have taken this opportunity to improve their health, body, and mind while enjoying the outdoors.
Trails Challenge is a FREE self-guided hiking program designed for all ages, and all types and levels of trail users. A special guidebook contains 20 trail routes, each in a different Regional Park/Trail throughout the East Bay Regional Park District. The booklet includes maps with detailed directions, special interest highlights, safety information, guided hikes & events, and more!
Thanks to a special sponsorship with Kaiser Permanente, now everyone can enjoy the health and wellness benefits that walking brings. Residents of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and Kaiser Permanente employees can also register for a free organic cotton T-shirt available for pick up at the visitor’s center.
There are two ways to complete the Challenge:
1) Travel 5 of the 20 trails listed in the booklet
2) Travel 26.2 miles of trails featured in the guidebook.
Once completed, fill out the Trail Log and program evaluation to receive your commemorative pin.
The East Bay Regional Park District is the largest regional park district in the United States and it’s right in our backyard. It operates 65 parks, covering over 113,000 acres in its two-county jurisdiction, with more than 1,200 miles of trails. These parklands help to ensure preservation of the natural beauty that makes the Bay Area such a desirable place to live. They provide habitat for wildlife, including many rare and endangered species.
Check out the Trails Challenge event for more details and join thousands of participants in the annual self-guided Trails Challenge.