Ready to Start Your Adventure?

Familiarize yourself with The Trails that make up the Challenge.

  • The nine trails are located in three different Regions to encourage exploration throughout Maine West.
  • There are easy, moderate, and strenuous trail options that are suitable for hikers of all abilities.
  • Choose the trail you want to do first…second…third…!

Create a user account to track trails and earn Badges.

  • Register for a free user account and personalize your profile.
  • Meet some of The Adventurers that have already created accounts, logged trails, and earned badges.
  • User accounts are only required if you want to earn badges. If you don’t want to register, you can still use this website as a way to connect to area trails.

Get ready to hit the trail.

  • Know where you are going and what to expect.
  • Each detailed trail page provides an overview of what to expect with a link to a trail map on Maine Trail Finder and driving directions to the trailhead.
  • Review the helpful Trail Tips to make sure you’re prepared.

Go take a hike!

  • This is the best part!
  • Take photos while you are out on a trail to share on this website.

Claim your badge.

  • Like passport stamps, you can get a digital badge for each trail that you complete.
  • When you get home, Sign In to your user account and then go to The Trails page for the hike you just completed.
  • Fill out the entry form noting the date that you completed the trail, any trip notes, and a favorite photo from the trip.
  • Voila! The new badge gets tagged to your account! You can print a copy of the badge to hang on your wall, if you like.

Repeat!

  • Take more hikes, earn more badges.
  • Brag a bit! Share your badges with friends and family. Are they up to the Challenge?
  • Keep exploring. There are lots more great trails to be found in the Maine West region.