June 1st-July 15th, 2022

Located in Duluth and along Minnesota’s North Shore

Test your hiking abilities while taking in the sights! The Trail Challenge is a hiking challenge consisting of 9 trails totaling 38 miles broken down into 3 categories: Easy, Moderate, and Difficult. The hikes start in Duluth ending just north of Grand Marais.  

Similar to years past, participants will need to submit their photos as proof on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @trailfitters and using the hashtag #TFTC22. If you do not have a social media account or if you would rather not post using #TFTC22, you are welcome to bring in your photos to show us upon completion. Please be prepared with either your posts or photos to show an employee when you arrive at the store to get checked off as a finisher. 

You are encouraged to take as many photos as you would like, please post one or two from a location near the camera icon on each map with the hastag #TFTC22. Once all the hikes are completed, stop into Trailfitters to redeem your prize!

Trails for the 2022 TFTC will be announced on WEDNESDAY JUNE 1st – stay tuned!

Trail Challenge Maps

Click maps to enlarge or save image for offline use.

Click the buttons below the maps for driving directions to each trailhead.

Easy Trails

Moderate Trails

Difficult Trails

All participants who complete the challenge will receive a commemorative Trailfitters Trail Challenge patch and a Trailfitters gift card.  All finishers will also be entered into a random drawing for an Enlightened Equipment quilt or a Superior Hiking Trail prize pack. 

Prizes will also be given out to the following “category winners:”

1.) First 25 Finishers will receive a waist pack from R.O.M.P Bags

2.) Oldest Trail Challenge finisher (must make reference to age in at least one post you tag us in)

Prize: Actik Core headlamp from Petzl

3.) Youngest Trail Challenge finisher (must make reference to age in at least one post you tag us in)

Prize: Gift Card from Chaco for a free pair of kid’s Chaco’s

4.) Fastest completed Trail Challenge finisher (must document via social media with dates/times, specifically when you start and finish!)

Prize: Gift Certificate from La Sportiva for a free pair of shoes

Winners for categories 2, 3 and 4 will be chosen on July 18th!  

Finishers Raffle Prizes:

Enlightened Equipment Revelation Quilt

Superior Hiking Trail Prize Pack


Want to hike some of the past year’s Trail Challenge Trails? Take a look below for a complete list!

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