50 Hikes Challenge

To know wilderness is to love it.

And people who love wilderness, like so many Oregonians, are the best folks to help protect it. This is why Wilderness is you. Thanks to everyone who celebrated 50 years of the Wilderness Act with us in 2014 in our 50 Hikes Challenge!

How to join the adventure:

  • Register for the Challenge here. (check back in Spring 2015!)
  • Hike in as many of the 50 Oregon Wilderness areas listed here as possible between May 1 and October 31 and earn great prizes – not to mention serious bragging rights!
  • Use the 50 Hikes Challenge Log to check off each Wilderness hike accomplished.large_Badlands.Instagram.MC.jpg
  • Take photos for proof of your Wilderness adventures. You can either:
    • Upload them to Instagram using the hashtag #iamwilderness.*
    • Email your digital photos to [email protected]
  • When you’ve reached your goals, send us your Challenge Log, Instagram username and/or digital photos by:
    • Scanning/emailing [email protected] OR
    • Mail your log (photos must still be digital or on Instagram) to:
Oregon Wild
Attention: Marielle Cowdin
5825 N. Greeley Ave
Portland, OR 97217

Registration is free and automatically enters you into a raffle for two tickets to our biggest party of the year, Call of the Wild, on October 16 at Leftbank Annex in Portland.

Oregon Wild member challengers will receive great prizes upon completing different 50 Hikes Challenge levels including:

  • An Oregon Wild Klean Kanteen (10+ hikes completed)
  • A Columbia Sportswear backpack (25+ hikes completed)
  • Two (2) VIP tickets to Call of the Wild (25+ hikes completed)
  • Prize TBD & two (2) VIP tickets to Call of the Wild (50 hikes completed)

You must be an Oregon Wild member to get these great incentives, and you can become a member here.

Register and start your adventure today.

*All 50 Hikes challengers will be recognized at Call of the Wild, where we’ll announce the winners of the Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest, including the best #iamwilderness 50 Hikes Challenge Instagram photo as a special fifth category.

Other resources to guide you:
So get out there, know your Oregon Wilderness, and win!
Background 50 Hikes photo of Frazier Lake Trail by Sjoerd Vandenworm. Logo and Instagram photos by Marielle Cowdin.