52 Hike Challenge Adventure Series (2018)

I enjoyed doing the 52 Hike Challenge last year (2017) so much that I wanted to do the Adventure Series version this year (2018).

The Adventure Series is just like the original 52 Hike Challenge, but it has some objectives. They are:

  • 5 Waterfalls
  • 1 Forest
  • 1 National Park, Monument, Preserve, Recreation Area, or Historic Trail
  • 2 Lakes, Rivers, or Ocean
  • 1 Stewardship Hike (picking up trash or volunteer with a restoration project)
  • 1 Group Hike
  • 1 Introduce someone new to hiking
  • 1 Sunset or Sunrise Hike
  • 1 Hike from your Bucket List
  • 3 Reflection Hikes

I normally pick trails based on how far I feel like driving / where we are vacationing, but this challenge will really push me to be more thoughtful about my hikes. It is also going to be a challenge to find someone I can introduce to hiking – I think I’ve dragged just about everyone I know on a hike at one time or another. I’m hoping for my group hike, that I can attend either a Mountain Chicks or Indianapolis Hikers Club hike.

If you’d like to join the 52 Hike Challenge click here! It’s free to join.


Hike 1: McCormick’s Creek State Park Trails 5 and 4 – Bucket List Hike

Hike 2: Brown County State Park The Lake that Never Was Hike – Group Hike

Hike 3: Turkey Run State Park Trail 1, 2 (partial), and 4 (partial) – Waterfall Hike

Hike 4: Brown County State Park Trail 7 – Lake Hike

Hike 5: McCormick’s Creek State Park Trails 2, Q, 1, and 3 – Reflection Hike

Hike 6: Yellowwood State Forest Jackson Creek Trail – Forest Hike

Hike 7: McCormick’s Creek State Park Trail 9

Hike 8: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Andrew’s Bald Trail – National Park

Hike 9: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Cowles Bog & Mount Baldy  – Bucket List

Hike 10: Rock Cut State Park Pierce Lake Trail – Lake Hike

Hike 11: Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill North Loop


9 thoughts on “52 Hike Challenge Adventure Series (2018)

  1. Hooray! I’m doing the 52 hike challenge adventure series this year too! (I tried to do it last year but I totally forgot to track my hikes and by the time I remembered it was a pain to remember all the hikes for the tracker 😂) Haha I know what you mean about dragging all your friends out on hikes – nowadays whenever a friend says to me, “Hey, it’s been a while, we should catch up!” I immediately say, “Let’s go on a hike!” 😂

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    1. Me too! I can’t believe January is almost ever and I haven’t hiked once yet. Saturday tho! I’ll be finally getting a hike in.


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