Hike & Paddle Challenge

eight hikes | eight paddles

Take the challenge

Looking out from the summit of Little Long Mountain
Uwharrie River

The LandTrust for Central NC’s Hike & Paddle Challenge is an organized and fun way to get to know the Uwharrie region, with its vast natural areas, awesome views, and rich history, all within a one to two hour drive from Charlotte, Greensboro, or Raleigh.

To participate in the challenge you must be a member of the LandTrust. There are two opportunities to participate, as the Hike Challenge and Paddle Challenge can be completed separately. Links to the lists of qualifying hikes and paddle routes on conserved lands are posted below. Difficulty ratings and detailed directions are included. Each participant must finish and report eight hikes or eight paddles to complete the respective challenge.

Any hikes or paddle trips done after January 1st, 2014 count toward the challenge! Make note of the date, route completed, and any notes or comments to enter into the online reporting form. We encourage photo and “selfie” submissions on our Facebook page! There is no time limit to complete your chosen eight routes. Once you complete the requirements for a challenge, you’ll receive a distinctive embroidered patch to signify your accomplishment!

Challenge Rules & FAQ | Before You Go

 Click here for a Google Maps view of all hikes and paddles!


Sign Up!


Qualifying Hikes   Qualifying Paddles


Report Your Hike   Report Your Paddle


Here are the distinctive embroidered patch designs for the respective challenges!

Thanks to the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy’s Hike Challenge for inspiration!