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Will County Triple Crown Hiking Challenge

Event information

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 10 and older.

Contact: 815-727-8700

Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

Embrace this local version of a Triple Crown by hiking the three longest trails in Will County! Hike the 22-mile Wauponsee Glacial Trail, 14 miles of Old Plank Road Trail in Will County and 13 miles of the I&M Canal State Trail from McKinley Woods to Brandon Road to earn your Triple Crown.

To complete the challenge, hike all three trails between March 1 and June 30. Each trail can be hiked the entire length at one time or completed in sections during the four-month period. Those who complete the challenge will earn a commemorative piece. Trail routes and information will be provided on the Forest Preserve website once the program begins. Submission requirements include a selfie or landscape photo on each of the three trails.

The Will County Triple Crown Challenge is sponsored by The Nature Foundation of Will County.

Event requirements

No registration is required. 

Trail lengths are approximate one-way mileages. Trails included in the program are either asphalt, limestone or natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.