Have fun outside

Track Your Time

Give Back to Trails

STEP 1: Join the Campaign

STEP 2: Track Your Hours

Record and submit your hours outside, hours volunteered, or miles hiked to win exciting prizes from local businesses!

About the Challenge

May 1 – June 4, 2023

Part hike-a-thon, part volunteer-a-thon, and all parts fun, the Trailkeeper Challenge is TKO’s new fundraising campaign for spring 2023.

How it works

1. Sign up for the challenge at TKO’s RallyUp page. Set a personal goal, and encourage friends, family, and colleagues to pledge their support! See our how-to video for creating your RallyUp page.

2. Give your time to trails by volunteering at TKO, hiking, or just going outside!

3. Log your activities using the form on this page to track your miles hiked, hours volunteered, or hours spent outside!

4. Get swag from our awesome partners

  • Each Champion will get a Trailkeeper Challenge tee + other goodies!
  • Grand prizes will be awarded to the top 5 Champions in all three categories

5. Share updates on social media about your challenge through June 3rd (National Trails Day) as you get outside and achieve your goals! Check out our media kit here to get started.

Sign Up

Join the Challenge, Earn Swag and Prizes

GET a swag bag of local outdoor goodies

2. Fundraise $200 or more

GET a 2023 Trailkeeper Challenge t-shirt

3. Fundraise the most in a category (hiking, volunteering, time outside)

GET an Arcteryx Beta AR Jacket

4. Fundraise the most overall

GET a grand prize package of an REI Half Dome tent, 2 Trail 25 day packs, 2 Flexlite chairs, 2 Nalgenes, and 2 beanies

Register for the Challenge

Share your challenge experience on social


As you get outside and enjoy the trails, be sure to tag TKO and #TrailkeeperChallenge on your photos and stories! We can’t wait to see your adventures!


Latest News

TKO is recruiting for board members!

A large group of volunteers poses together in front of Mount Hood.

By Steven Moore

Support Oregon’s trails by serving on the TKO Board

Trailkeepers of Oregon’s annual Board application window is now open! We invite applications from those who are interested in broadening access to nature and Oregon’s outdoor places and who are passionate about TKO’s mission: protecting and enhancing the Oregon hiking experience through stewardship, advocacy, outreach and education.


The Inaugural Trailkeeper Challenge Comes to a Close!

the Trailkeeper Challenge logo.

By Loren Payne

This spring, the Trailkeepers of Oregon launched our very first “hike-a-thon” style fundraising campaign. This campaign, dubbed the Trailkeeper Challenge, was centered around inspiring folks to engage their communities in spending time outside the ways they enjoy most.


Trail Ambassadors are getting ready to launch!

By Loren Payne

Spring is quickly approaching! That means before we know it, Trailkeepers of Oregon will be kicking off another Trail Ambassador season. Through partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service, Oregon State Parks, the Mt. Hood – Columbia River Gorge Tourism Alliance, The Nature Conservancy, and Friends of the Columbia River Gorge, Trail Ambassadors will take to trails beginning April 22nd to engage with trail users across the state. We are always looking to grow our team – if you’ve been looking to give back to the trails you love, we want you on board!


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