Check the latest Summer Challenge trail conditions.


Join over 5000+ outsiders hitting the trails and observing nature to raise money for a good cause.

The summer challenge runs from May – November featuring 34 trails throughout WNY.

The spring birding challenge runs from April 22 – June 30 featuring 15 hotspots in WNY.

Past Challenges

The Buffalo Audubon Society Nature Challenge runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The winter challenge runs December – March featuring 15 trails through snowy WNY.

Other Local Challenges

The Finger Lakes Trail Conference’s annual challenge is back – with a twist! In celebration of our 60th Anniversary Year, we’re upping the ante and challenging you to complete SIXTY miles on the Finger Lakes Trail this year for the FLT60!

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.

Survival of the Fitness’s ROC6PACK – Complete 6 of 10 Challenge Hikes & visit 6 of 10 Corresponding Breweries