CMLC Hiking Challenge 2.0

Looking for other versions of CMLC's Hiking Challenge? Click HERE for #1 and HERE for #3!

ATTENTION: CMLC and Mast General Store can no longer offer gift certificates and patches for Hiking Challenge 2.0. New hikers may still participate in Hiking Challenge 2.0 and are encouraged to do so, but will not receive rewards. Consider taking the new Hiking Challenge 3 to earn a $10 gift certificate and the White Squirrel version 3 patch!

Eight Hikes. Free Gear. Save Land.

What You Do: Complete 8 Hikes on Conserved Lands
What You Get: White Squirrel Hiking Patch, Free Hiking Gear 
Why You Should Do It: Have Fun, Support Land Conservation in WNC


Last year, Hiking Challengers took more than 800 hikes on CMLC conserved lands and raised more than $7,500 for land conservation! The CMLC Hiking Challenge is back with Version 2.0: a whole new lineup of eight hikes on even more of our most spectacular conserved lands. Earn the famous White Squirrel Hiking Patch and support CMLC's mission to protect more places to revel in the beauty of our Blue Ridge Mountains. Hiking Challenge 2.0 will take you to exciting new destinations and familiar favorites. In this year's Challenge:

  • Visit a secluded waterfall in the heart of East Fork Headwaters tract
  • Have your breath taken away when you stand at Worlds Edge
  • Gaze upon the best view in the Blue Ridge atop Bearwallow Mountain
  • Learn about rivercane and stormwater wetlands at the Cane Creek Greenway
  • Feel like you're in the movie Hunger Games at DuPont SRF's Bridal Veil Falls
  • and many more amazing hiking destinations protected by CMLC!


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CMLC 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. Get out and experience our conserved lands up close and personal!  See what we protect, where we protect it, and why we protect it.

By completing eight hikes among our most spectacular conserved locales, see where you have helped us protect the most amazing areas of our southern Appalachian mountains.

Completers of the eight hikes will earn our famous white squirrel-themed embroidered hiking patch, a certificate of completion, recognition in our online and print publications, and a $10 gift certificate for hiking gear at Hendersonville's Mast General Store! 

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

Not done with Hiking Challenge #1? No problem! Click here to finish last year's challenge. 

Share your hikes & photos online at the CMLC Hiking Challenge Facebook page!

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