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Hike Challenge

The 12 Month 12 Hikes Challenge

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, welcomes you to the “12 Months 12 Hikes Challenge” for the 2017 year. Last year 2016 almost 4,000 people participated in hikes from January to December. So get those hiking shoes ready to go.


1. Each month during 2017 a hike will be hosted at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. You will earn a stamp on your challenge card by attending the hike hosted each month during the year.

2. On the last hike of year in December all completed cards with 12 or more stamps will be turned in at the park visitor center and those participants that completed the challenge will receive a FREE Annual Pass for 2018 and a fantastic Fort Abraham Lincoln Prize. SEE COMPLETE RULES BELOW

3. In order to qualify, you must sign up and start the challenge by March. The completed challenge card must be stamped at each hike showing that you attend and participated in the hike. There will also be a check-in sheet at each hike that will be a backup in case you happen to miss place or lose your challenge card.

4. If you miss or can’t make a hike don’t worry, there will be THREE BONUS HIKES this summer that will count towards your 12 hikes. (The Bonus Hikes are on - May 28th, June 3rd, and Aug 26th ) Bonus hikes may be held at different days/times and may also have additional fees for participation.

5. Hikes will vary in distance, type of hike, type of path, and will also vary on how strenuous the hike is. On average hikes will be between two to three miles.

6. All hikes are family friendly including pets.
All regular monthly hikes are hosted at 1:00pm on Sundays, with the exception of the Dec 10th Hike “Light the Blockhouse Hike” and Bonus Hikes.

7. All hikes will be hosted weather permitting – if a change in the schedule is necessary announcements will be made through Fort Abraham Lincoln’s Social Media Facebook and Twitter

January 1st – “The First Day Hike”
February 12th – “Lover’s Hike”
March 12th – “Leprechaun Leap”
April 2nd - “Fools Hike”
May 14th – “Mother’s Day Hike”
May 28th – Never Forgotten Memorial Hike BONUS
June 3th – National Trails Day - 5k Walk Run BONUS
June 18th – “Take Dad to the Park Hike”
July 16th – “I Scream For Ice Cream Hike”
August 6th – “Dog Days of Summer Hike” The Official Pet Hike
August 26th – “Night Time Glow Hike” BONUS
Sept. 17th – “Fall Colors Hike”
October 22nd – “Little Monsters Hike”
November 5th – “Blaze Orange Hike”
December 10th - “Light the Blockhouse Hike”


- Besides the “Light the Blockhouse Hike” and Bonus Hikes all others hikes are hosted on Sunday’s at 1:00pm. In the rare circumstance a change has to be made to the schedule, changes to the schedule will be announced on the Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Facebook Page.
- All hikes are FREE with a State Parks’ Annual Pass or with the $5 daily vehicle entrance fee. BONUS Hikes may require an additional registration fees for example the 5k run/walk. Fees for these hikes apply to all participants. Annual Passes for 2017 will be available for purchase at all hikes.

- Hikes are open for all ages. All challenge participant’s must 18 years of age to sign up for the challenge and be eligible to receive the FREE Annual Pass. ONLY ONE annual pass winner will be awarded per household. For more information, please call our park offices 701-667-6340 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. You can also email us at falsp@nd.gov

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