Allegheny 100 Hiking Challenge


Laurie Haibach and Lillybeth Feige hiking their 25 miles south of Kelletville. (Photo taken by Tina Toole.) on right – A group of happy 100 mile completers! Front row, L to R: Kim Gustafson, Dave Rothrock, David Huffman, Peter Burke. Back Row, L to R: Brian Smith, Ben Hrycik, Eric Chapman, Kim Hrycik, Eli Zabielski (Photo taken by Bill Massa.)

Registration for the 2017 A-100 Challenge is closed.

Unfortunately entry spots did fill up on the first day of registration. We do not have a wait list.

Questions can be directed to:


The Allegheny National Forest Chapter of the North Country Trail Association will hold the annual Allegheny 100 Hiking Challenge (A-100) on June 9-11, 2017.

Join us for this endurance challenge through the beautiful scenery of the Allegheny National Forest.

photo credit: Mike Henderson

photo credit: Mike Henderson

The A-100 is an endurance challenge met through unsupported hiking. It is not a race, but an individual challenge of stamina, determination and resilience. Being an unsupported hike, there are no first aid or water stations. Hikers are responsible for supplying their own food, drinks and equipment. Participants must recognize that cell phone reception is very spotty along the length of the trail.

The adventure covers a 100 mile stretch of the North Country National Scenic Trail in the Allegheny National Forest. Climb over rolling hills and pass through many beautiful stream valleys. For 2017, the hikers will travel north to south. The direction is changed every year to give hikers the opportunity to complete all 100 miles of trail.


2013 A-100 hikers. Photo credit: Mike Henderson

The A-100 challenges hikers to traverse 100 miles, 75 miles, 50 miles or 25 miles in a 50 hour time period. This challenge is for anyone, regardless of skill level, who wants to test themselves against the trail. Everyone needs to “hike their own hike”, moving at their own pace and resting when necessary.

The challenge will extend from the Rt 346 trailhead, near Willow Bay to the Rt 66 trailhead, between Marienville and Vowinckel.

Pre-register to receive a membership to the North Country Trail Association, shuttle service to the start of the hike, and a T-shirt.

Pre-registration ends May 12, 2017, or when 150 hikers have signed up. Cost will be $55 for non-members and $32 for members. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Below are links to information for participants. Please read through the FAQ’s and Trailhead Parking GPS Coordinates.

The waiver form must be filled out and submitted at check-in.

If you have any questions, please e-mail