2024 Ridge Trail Challenge

The 2024 Ridge Trail Challenge is on! May 13 - December 31.

Each year, we challenge hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and runners—beginners and experts alike—to get out and explore the Ridge Trail. It's a great way to get outside, discover new spaces in the Bay Area, and have a lot of fun along the way.

How to Participate

  1. Sign up for free - instantly get entered for a chance to win outdoor gear!
  2. Choose your goal: 100 miles or 35 miles.
  3. Pick your Ridge Trail segments - any are fair game, but we offer a suggested list.
  4. Have fun on your trail outings.
  5. Fill out the Finisher Form for a chance to win a bonus prize pack!

Why 100 or 35 miles?

It's the Bay Area Ridge Trail's 35th Birthday! After the first trail dedication in May 1989, we went on to dedicate 100 miles within the first year. 35 years, 100 miles.

Each person has their own schedule and comfort level, so choose the goal that's best for you and help us celebrate this exciting milestone!


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