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TRIFECTA Trail Challenge 2020

  • 12 Jun 2020
  • 10 Aug 2020
  • Any Trails


  • FREE

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TRIFECTA Trail Challenge
June 12th - August 10th

Explore the trails of the North Shore and achieve one of these three levels:

  1. 50 miles - Run or hike: on any trails of your choice. Navigate via GPS, record your routes and log your miles using Avenza Maps or another trail app.
  2. 100 miles - Bike or horseback: on any trails of your choice. Navigate via GPS, record your routes and log your miles using Avenza Maps or another trail app. Or, download and print maps from our website, mark your routes with dates and times.
  3. Family team - Explore 9 trails of any distance, find 9 items out of the list of 12.* Take photos of the items and trails when possible! Provide dates and list of trails explored.
Bonus level: TrifECTA! Individuals and families are eligible to complete all 3 levels. One person may achieve all 3, or two members of a family may each complete one of the mileage levels and then the family level as part of the team.

Those who achieve any level will receive an ECTA hat and certificate at the end of the challenge, as well as recognition on our website! TrifECTA achievers receive an extra prize!

FREE Registration:
All participants, please register in advance to be eligible for a prize after completing a level. If you're not already a member, please consider joining ECTA!

Log Progress:

  • Use our maps on Avenza and record your miles! Download the Avenza Maps app on your smartphone. The app is free, and users can then download our free maps on their phones for use in navigating trails. Our maps can be used via GPS on smartphones without a cellphone signal. Paper maps and other trail apps may be used to record miles as well. Family teams - track your route on a map or trail app, and when possible photograph the items that you discover. During the challenge, please send us your photos at any time! When you have completed a level, please email your log to to qualify for the prize! For more information about Avenza Maps on our website click HERE.
  • Use our TrifECTA digital Trail Challenge log sheet to record your mileage progress and when complete submit by email to: If you would prefer not to log your progress using our digital log sheet, you can print the TrifECTA Trail Challenge log or the TrifECTA Family Challenge log and submit by mail to: ECTA , PO Box 358, Hamilton, MA 01936.

*List of items for Family Challenge:
Frog or toad
Salamander or snake
Flowing brook or stream
Pond with lily pads
Pink or yellow wildflower
Animal hole (ground)
Animal hole (tree)
Warbler - songbird
Squirrel or chipmunk
Hawk or owl

To print this list: CLICK HERE

REMEMBER: As you head out and enjoy the trails please respect the need for social distancing. Check trailheads for signage regarding temporary COVID-19 requirements.

Have fun, everyone!


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