Since 2016, thousands of North Country Trail users have signed up for and completed the annual Hike 100 Challenge. Each year this free challenge renews but the rules remain the same: Hike any 100 miles on the North Country National Scenic Trail between January 1 and December 31.
Join the Challenge. Revisit the same mile 100 times or explore 100 unique miles. Log your mileage over weeks or months, or during one big adventure. Walk, snowshoe, run, ski, day hike or backpack. Once you have logged those 100 miles, share your adventure with us: You will earn a commemorative patch and certificate of completion. A new patch design is released each year so you can earn a fresh badge of accomplishment annually!
Joining the Hike 100 Challenge earns you access to exclusive resources and eligibility for giveaways. We also love to hear about your adventure through social media. Tag @northcountrytrail on Facebook and Instagram, and use the hashtags #hike100nct and #northcountrytrail so we are sure to see them. You might even see your photos and stories featured on our website, social media channels, e-newsletters, or marketing materials!
The NCTA is able to ship patches to U.S. addresses only. If you are an international participant/finisher, we recommend you have stateside family or friends claim your patch, and then coordinate mailing it on to you.
The North Country Trail Association would like to recognize and thank the following organizations for their contributions and support of the 2021 Hike 100 Challenge:
- Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus
Header photo by Abbey Holden