Pardee & CMLC Hiking Challenge 3

Eight Hikes. Free Gear. Save Land.


Last year, Challengers in Version 2.0 took more than 2,000 hikes on CMLC conserved lands and raised more than $12,500 for land conservation! Thank you!

Pardee Hospital is a proud sponsor of the popular White Squirrel Hiking Challenge 3. We want to take you to exciting destinations--including brand new trails and recently protected lands through the White Squirrel Hiking Challenges. With Pardee's sponsorship, this new partnership will not only enhance the community through conservation and stewardhip of the land, it will get people out into the world of beautiful lands and trails so that they may improve their health and learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The Pardee & CMLC White Squirrel Hiking Challenge encourages outdoor enthusiasts—and anyone interested in keeping western North Carolina’s mountains beautiful—to explore and discover for themselves the lands that Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy has helped preserve while learning a great way to improve their health.

  1) Alexander's Ford
  2) Bearwallow Mountain
  3) Buffalo Creek Park - Weed Patch Mtn.
  4) DuPont SRF - Wintergreen Falls
  5) Little Bearwallow Falls
  6) Trombatore Trail
  7) Vaughn Creek Greenway
  8) Whitewater Falls


Select a hike above for trailhead directions & trail descriptions








About the White Squirrel

Challenge Rules


Tips for a Successful Challenge


WSHC Champions who are CMLC Members* or Pardee Participants will receive a Congratulary Package upon completing the Challenge. The package includes:

  • The famous white squirrel embroidered hiking patch
  • A certificate of completion
  • Recognition in our online and print publications
  • $10 gift certificate for hiking gear at Hendersonville's Mast General Store

*Please note for CMLC participants:  You do not need to be a CMLC member to enroll and start the Hiking Challenge, but you do need to be a CMLC member to receive your Congratulatory Package.

Hike to support land conservation as Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy continues its pursuit of saving the places you love.

Not done with Hiking Challenge 2.0? No problem! Click here to finish this challenge. 

Want to become a CMLC Member? Join today!


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