Take the Hike Worcester Challenge! Enjoy a series of hikes that get you out & exploring the landscape! Experience the variety of habitats and natural areas of Worcester!
Complete all 10 hikes to be eligible for a commemorative patch ($5 S&H). We encourage hikers to post photos on social media from the hikes with the tag: #hikeworcester
Those who complete the challenge will be listed here on the Roll of Members of the Hike Worcester Challenge (unless they wish to remain anonymous!) and are then eligible to receive a special patch acknowledging their accomplishment!
How do you do it? Hike the trails (note the time, date, and duration of each hike) & fill out the form below to let us know! We’ll proclaim your bragging rights & then you are eligible for a patch of your own!
Participants must complete 10 of the following 11 hikes to complete the challenge:
East Side Trail
Start from Shrewsbury Street to Lake Quinsignamond. This hike has some challenging terrain (slope from Shrewsbury Street and scramble from Belmont Street) and length (3.1 mi.) But it is absolutely a great experience!
East Side Trail HWC Information
A little tricky! Turn onto McCarthy Ave. off of Rte 9 on the Leicester-Worcester Line and cross the bridge. Turn left onto Brook Street, then, on the left, park in front of the forest gate.
Kettle Brook HWC Information
Park at Stetson Road off Brattle Street, Walk north on Brattle and cross to Smith Lane, and down Smith Lane, then down the cart path to the left. Hike across bridge. Go by the boulders, across the broken dam, up the road to the pine glen, then back down to the cart road as a loop.
Nick’s HWC Information