Virginia Hiking Challenges

Mount Rogers Highpoint

Virginia Backpacking has a series of Virginia Hiking Challenges. The magnitude of the challenges will vary to help accommodate the wide array of backgrounds and abilities of our fellow hikers. In recognition of your pursuits you will have the opportunity to earn a patch that relates to the specific challenge. Check back on occasion as we periodically add new challenges! We'll also announce new challenges on our Facebook page.

Do you have a suggestion for a hiking challenge in Virginia? Let us know!

Are you a local business or organization that would like to sponsor a challenge? As a sponsor, your business or organization will prominently be displayed on the challenge page. Contact us today for details.

Current Challenges

5 Peaks Above 5K

Think you have what it takes to tackle five of the highest points in Virginia?

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Dirty Dozen

Hike, bike, and/or paddle at least 12 miles in the beautiful Martinsville - Henry County area.

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McAfee Knob

Reach one of the most photographed locations along the Appalachian Trail.

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Mount Rogers

You could be the highest person in Virginia when you summit Mount Rogers in southwest Virginia. Two different designs are available.

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The Priest

Ascend The Priest, often referred to as one of the hardest vertical climbs in Virginia.

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Trail Volunteer

Volunteer with a local outdoor organization.

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Virginia Triple Crown

Reach three iconic locations near beautiful Roanoke.

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