Dust off your hiking boots


Step Into Nature at a CRCA Conservation Area! We are challenging you, your family and friends to hike CRCA trails for a chance to win some awesome prizes. The #HikeCRCA challenge starts on September 1, 2018 and runs until October 31, 2018. Follow the rules below and enter to win some great prizes!


The Family-Friendly Challenge works the same was as the full challenge however you only have to visit four out of the nine locations.

Challenge Rules:

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Hike the designated “challenge trail” at each of our Conservation Areas and one “designated section” of the Cataraqui Trail and find the special challenge sign with the #HikeCRCA logo. Family-Friendly Challenge: Hike four out of the nine designated trails. See the list of Conservation Areas and designated trails below.


Take a selfie with each of our challenge signs and post it to social media – Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Your post must include the hashtag #HikeCRCA and your location – the Conservation Area you are in.


Hike the eight locations at our Conservation Areas and at least one location on the Cataraqui Trail or four locations for the Family Challenge and then fill out the challenge form to enter to win some great prizes!

Thank you to all who participated int he 2018 challenge. See you next year.

Challenge Trails

Trail 6 – Wagon Trail: 2.3 km, wilderness trail, moderate/hard with some steep rugged sections

From the main parking lot head east away from the beach and day use area.

Gould Lake Map - Hike Challenge

Trail 1: 2.9 km, easy terrain

From the South Parking Lot – Head east (left) on trail 5 until the washrooms, take trail 1 to the left.
From the North Parking Lot – Take trail 5 towards the water and the washrooms. Connect with trail 1 just south of the washrooms.

Lemoin Point Map - Hike Challenge

Trail 2 – Hemlock Loop: 1.4 km, easy to moderate terrain

You can access Trail 1 via the Service Road and Trail 4 or via Trail 1 and a short section of Trail 3

Little Cat Map - Hike Challenge

Trail 1: 837 M long, easy terrain

Lyn Valley Conservation Area Map - Hike CRCA Challenge

Trail 2 – Railway Trail: 2 km, easy/moderate terrain

From the Debruge Road parking lot take Trail 1 past the nature centre or Trail 1 down by the reservoir and that will lead you straight on into Trail 2.

Mac Johnson Map - Hike Challenge

South Loop East Section (right side): Wilderness trail, moderate/hard, steep and rugged sections

The full South Loop of the Rideau Trail at Marble Rock is 5.75 KM. The Challenge sign is located on the East (right) side of the loop.

Marble Rock Map - Hike Challenge

South Section before Bath Road: 2.9 KM easy terrain, Rideau Trail

The full Marshlands – Rideau Trail section is 5.16 KM, easy terrain. The Helen A. Henderson Loop is 1.7 KM, easy terrain

Marshlands Map - Hike Challenge

Trail 6: 1.2 KM, easy terrain

Parrott's Bay Map - Hike Challenge

4 Designated Sections – Railway Trail, easy/moderate terrain

Strathcona to Camden East: 7.10 KM, easy terrain.
Harrowsmith to Sydenham: 6.55 KM, easy terrain.
Chaffey’s Lock to Hwy. 15 (Elgin): 7.5 KM, easy terrain.
Lombardy to Smiths Falls: 9 KM, easy terrain.

The Cataraqui Trail is 104 KM end to end

Cataraqui Trail Map - Hike Challenge


Challegne Prize


CRCA Annual Pass, YETI 18 oz Rambler and $50 gift card from Atmosphere Kingston, HELIX USB lantern from Trailhead Kingston, In Frontenac branded hat from the County of Frontenac

Family Prize


CRCA Annual Pass, water bottle from Trailhead Kingston, Substance natural sunscreen, herbal body oil, Kid Kanteen, and snack bag from Go Green Baby, drinking glasses from the County of Lennox & Addington

Annual Passes


All challenge participants will be entered into a draw for a CRCA Annual Pass. This pass provides access to Little Cataraqui Creek and Gould Lake Conservation Areas for 1 year.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Employees and Board Members of the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority and their immediate family, members of the Cataraqui Trail Management Board, Friends Groups and Conservation Foundation are not eligible for challenge prizes. By entering the challenge, the entrant consents to the release of his/her name. The entrant declares to have complied with the challenge rules.

Contest Period
All entries must be submitted between September 1 and October 31, 2018. The contest opens 8:00 am on September 1 and closes October 31 at 8:00 pm.

Prizes not refundable nor transferable. Documents once issued in the name of the winner are not transferable or refundable. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and no cash equivalent is available. A random draw will be executed by the CRCA for prizes from all eligible entries received before the closing date. The prize winners will be contact via email or phone. After three attempts to notify the winner without success another draw will take place.

The CRCA reserves the right to use shared photos/visuals in post-contest materials without notification of the entrant.

Thank you to our prize sponsors!

County of Frontenac
County of Lennox & Addington
Go Green Baby