2024 Take A Hike Challenge

Welcome to the 2024 Take A Hike Challenge! We have selected seven hiking routes in our parks to introduce you to the variety and beauty of your San Mateo County Parks! A special reward is available for those who complete the #2024TakeAHikeChallenge. 

Follow these steps to complete the challenge:

  1. Plan ahead for your hike. 
    1. Some trail routes may be easier and some harder. Try your best to complete the route and if you’re looking for a longer hike try exploring other parts of the park. 
    2. You can complete the challenge in any order you prefer! We will be highlighting a different park each month, but you do not need to complete that park in that month.
    3. Memorial Park and San Bruno Mountain have a $6 vehicle entrance fee.
    4. Some parks allow dogs and others do not. Check out the individual pages for each park for more information! For more information about Dog Access in County Parks, please click here.
  2. Take a selfie or group photo at the designated spot. See the photos below for where to take your picture. 
  3. Help promote the challenge and share your photo on social media with the hashtag #TakeAHikeChallenge and the hashtag at the particular park, for example #MemorialPark. Note: You don’t have to share on social media to qualify for the prize.
  4. To report your completed challenge and to submit for a prize, please fill out this form and email your challenge photos to kewright@smcgov.org

The deadline to complete the 2024 Take A Hike Challenge and claim your prizes is October 31st 2024.

    Prize levels
    • Four Challenges - Flashlight and Ceramic Mug 

    • All Seven Challenges - Above prizes + Picnic Blanket

    Please note that supply for prizes is limited to the first 150 participants.

      Tails on Trails Participants!

      Those participating with your four-legged family members, be sure to bring your pup to the parks that permit dogs and include them in your photos for a special pup prize!

      For questions or concerns, please email kewright@smcgov.org

      Come Hike with Us!

      This year we’re offering in-person Take A Hike events in addition to the Take A Hike Challenge. The routes we take for the in-person events will be the same as those for the challenge, so you can complete the challenge on your own or with us. Find dates for the in-person hikes below.

      All hikes run from 9:00 to 11:00AM. See registration links for more information. Registration links will be posted about a month before each event.

      • Saturday, April 6 - Memorial Park | Register
      • Saturday, May 4 - Cowell-Purisima Trail | Register
      • Saturday, June 1 - Edgewood Park | Register
      • Saturday, July 6 - Pescadero Creek Park | Register
      • Saturday, August 3 - Wunderlich Park | Register
      • Saturday, September 7 - San Bruno Mountain Park | Register
      • Saturday, October 5 - Devil's Slide Trail | Register

      Thank you to our partners!

      • San Mateo County Parks Foundation
      • Kaiser Permanente