Challenges

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 $300,000.

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

The Finger Lakes Winter Challenge runs December – March featuring 16 trails through frozen Finger Lakes region.

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

Check the latest Challenge information and leaderboards with the Challenge Portals.

Past Challenges

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

The Finger Lakes Hiking Challenge runs from May 15 – November 17 featuring 32 trails throughout the Finger Lakes region.

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

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

The WNY Hiking Challenge runs from May 1 – November 17 featuring 32 trails throughout WNY.

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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