We started the 100 Mile Challenge as a way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but it has grown into something more! The program's success is inspiring more and more people to get out and explore the trails of New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, which is really what we are all about. This is a fun way to set goals and push yourself to hike new trails, find new friends, and make new memories in your national park.
Share your progress with us and post photos on Facebook (www.facebook.com/newrivergorgenps) or Twitter (twitter.com/NewRiverNPS). Just hashtag it #NRG100mi.
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 Park and Preserve. 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:
Last updated: January 25, 2021