New River Gorge 100 Mile Challenge
Join the National Park Service, Active Southern West Virginia, and the YMCA of Southern WV and help celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service by becoming a Hundred Mile Hiker along the trails of New River Gorge National River and Bluestone National Scenic River. Starting January 1st, 2016, keep track of miles you've hiked in the park and when you reach that magic number –100 –you will earn a special prize that places you in that elite group of wilderness pedestrians. The first 100 people to complete the challenge will also receive an additional award!
Hike alone or with a group. Group hikes will be led monthly throughout the year at different locations in the park. Like spontaneity? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter –when the weather's nice, we might just suggest a hike.
To register for the challenge, send your name and email address to NewRiverGorge100MileChallenge@nps.gov. Call (304-465-2515) or message us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/newrivergorgenps) or Twitter (twitter.com/NewRiverNPS) for more information. We'll be sending out monthly emails, posts and tweets to advertise walks and you can share your hikes with us via your favorite mobile hiking app on our Facebook page. Just hashtag it #NRG100mi.
So come along and help us turn 100 –we'd love to hike a trail with you!
Download the Mileage Log:
For further information and answers to questions you may have about the challenge, check out our Frequently Asked Questions sheet.
To learn more about about hiking trails in the park, please visit our hiking page for trail mileages, maps, and information or download the New River Gorge Trail Guide.
Is your dog joining you for the challenge?
Dogs are great companions for enjoying the outdoors and are allowed on trails in New River Gorge National River. By popular demand, canine companions can participate in this challenge. To complete this challenge, each participating pet must hike 100 miles in the park with their human companion.
To register your dog, simply add your pet's name to your email when you register for this challenge (and indicate that this is a pet). Keep track of the miles your dog hikes in the park along with your own miles. Dogs who hike 100 miles will receive a special pet award.
Please respect all visitors to parks and help protect site resources by following the park's pet policies:
* Reservation REQUIRED for most of these hikes: 304-894-2129 or firstname.lastname@example.org