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Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!

Each month, Washington Crossing Historic Park will release a new self-guided Healthy Hike Challenge designed for individuals or families who consider themselves advanced hikers. Each challenge will include a map with further instructions for your quest.

On the hike, you’ll be challenged on your observational skills, knowledge of nature and the outdoors, and total hiking time. Information submitted is on the honor system, so please be respectful and honorable!

Challenge 1

To complete the first challenge, find and answer 10 questions along the trail. Download and print the map and instructions.

The questions are laminated and marked with lime green flagging tape. When you’re finished, be sure to submit your time and answers to the 10 questions to park naturalist Matt Truesdale at mtruesdale@pa.gov.

Challenge 1 Statistics

  • Length: 2 miles
  • Elevation gain: 342 feet
  • Goal: Answer all 10 questions and complete the trail in 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Suggested parking location: the Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road, New Hope, PA 18938
  • Other notes: You’ll need to walk along and cross River Road to access the trail head. Please be cautious. The trail can be wet and slippery, so be sure to wear appropriate hiking shoes. Remember your notebook and pencil to record your answers and time. Look for the lime green flagging tape.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977


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Outdoor Activities

Hiking and Walking



Target Audience

Families, Teens



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