#HikeCRCA Challenge 2020

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 great prizes. The #HikeCRCA challenge starts on September 1, 2020 and runs until October 31, 2020. Follow the rules below and enter to win some great prizes!

2020 Challenge Winners:

Full Challenge – Ian Leslie
Family Challenge – Crystal Noftall
Annual Pass Winners – Katie Kelly, Dawn Jackson, Stacey Airhart and Nancy Page.

Challenge Rules:

Hike Challenge Paddles
hike challenge prizes


Full Challenge: Hike the designated “challenge trail” at each of our Conservation Areas and one “designated section” of the Cataraqui Trail and find the challenge yellow canoe paddles. 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 yellow challenge paddles 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.

Not on social media, no worries. When participants have completed the challenge you will be asked to upload your photos when you fill out the entry form. Put N/A on the social media questions and upload your photos to be entered.


Once you have completed the 9 designated trails for the Full Challenge or the 4 trails for the Family Challenge fill out the Entry Form by clicking the button below to be entered to win some great prizes. Good luck and happy trails!

Safe Trails Checklist:

  • Plan your trip
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Bring water & hand sanitizer
  • Clean hands regularly
  • Keep 2 M apart
  • Avoid gathering in groups
  • Allow others to pass safely
  • Dog must be on a leash at all times
  • Pack in and pack out – leave only footprints, take only photos
  • Washroom/privies are closed until further notice
  • Respect trail etiquette.

Thank you! Enjoy the Trails.

Challenge Trails

 Trail 6, 5.76 km one way, wilderness trail, moderate/hard with some steep rugged sections

Gould Lake Conservation Area Map

Trail 2, 1.9 km, easy terrain

Lemoine Point Conservation Area Map

Trail 1, 1.7 km loop, easy to moderate terrain

Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area Map

Trail 1, 260 M secton, easy terrain

Lyn Valley Conservation Area Map

Trail 4, 2.4 km loop, easy/moderate terrain

Mac Johnson Wildlife Area Map

Trail 1, east side: 2.5 km one way, Wilderness trail, moderate/hard, steep and rugged sections

Marble Rock Conservation Area Map

Trail 1, 1 km, easy terrain. 

Note: the boardwalk is closed until further notice.

Marshlands Conservation Area Map

Sections of Trail 4 and 5: 1.2 km, easy/moderate terrain, some steep sections.

Parrott's Bay Conservation Area Map

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

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Employees and Board Members of the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority and their immediate family, members of 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, 2020. The contest opens 8:00 am on September 1 and closes October 31 at 8:00 pm.

Prizes are not refundable. 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!

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