Hiking, Birding & Nature Challenges

Join 1,000’s of Outsiders hitting the trails and observing nature to raise money for a good cause. 100% of the profits from our challenges are donated to our non-profit partners. Since 2019, we have donated over $325,000.

The WNY Hiking Challenge runs from May 1 – November 15 featuring 46 trails throughout WNY.

The Finger Lakes Hiking Challenge runs from June 1 – November 15 featuring 42 trails throughout the Greater Rochester and western Finger Lakes region.

The WNY Urban Treks Challenge runs from June 21 – October 15 featuring 16 urban treks in WNY.

Ending Soon

The Buffalo Audubon Spring Birding Challenge runs from April 22 – June 30 featuring 30+ birding related tasks.

Past Challenges

The WNY Winter Challenge runs December – March featuring 16 trails through snowy WNY.

Finger Lakes Winter Hiking Challenge December – March featuring 16 trails through the Greater Rochester and Western Finger Lakes regions

The Buffalo Audubon Winter Birding Challenge runs December – March featuring 30 birding related tasks.

Buffalo Audubon Nature Challenge

Birds on the Niagara Winter Birding Challenge

Other Local Challenges

Take on the Finger Lakes Trail Conference’s annual challenge FLT50 Hiking Challenge. Hike 50 miles or more on the Finger Lakes Trail in a calendar year and earn a patch.

Trail Otter’s Hiked ‘Em All Challenge – hike all the open trails in the Letchworth State Park Official Map & Guide, any time of year, and join The Hike Letchworth Hiked ‘Em All Club.

Hike 100 miles on the North Country Trail. The main rule is to complete your 100 miles on the North Country National Scenic Trail within the calendar year. Fortunately there are 4,800 miles to choose from!

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