5 Hikes Challenge

A "Hike-it-Yourself" Autumn Adventure: August 31- October 31, 2024

Save the dates for the 2024 5 Hikes Challenge!

The 5 Hikes Challenge is designed for everyone interested in reaching new places and exploring unsung natural destinations in different regions throughout New Hampshire.

Participants can choose five of the 25+ hiking and walking destinations from a selection of Forest Society Reservations, located in the Seacoast, Merrimack Valley, Monadnock, Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee, Lakes, or White Mountains and North Country regions.

Each participant receives trail maps and directions, hiking tips, and information for their selected hikes in the mail. Registration fees support the continued stewardship of these beautiful places.

Stay tuned for more details about the 2024 program!


Previous 5 Hikes Programs:


An ad highlighting the 5 Hikes challenge with photos of past participants and a peek at the notebook swag.


The logo of 5 Hikes Challenge 2022 with past participants' selfies on hikes.


A flyer advertising the 5 Hikes Challenge for 2021.


Thanks to everyone who was a part of our 5 Hikes Challenge in 2020. More than 700 people signed up for the DIY challenge and 300 hiked all five of their selected destinations. Registration fees supported the continued stewardship of these beautiful spaces. Thank you to the Robin Colson Memorial Foundation for providing generous support for the 5 Hikes Challenge 2020!

Five HIkes Challenge logo graphic as a Facebook banner
Five Hikes Challenge