Broome County Hiking Challenge

Note -- Hikes must be completed AFTER the program kick-off date of April 28, 2019 (there is no 'end date' to the challenge) !

"Great selection of trails. Got to explore Broome County better than I ever thought I would !" -- Broome County Hike Challenge finisher

Trail marker used at Broome County Parks like Hawkins Pond and Aqua-Terra.

Broome County Hiking Challenge -- Visit this site for full details describing each "challenge" for the 12 hiking destinations which make up the Hiking Challenge (note - this link takes you to the "GO ALL OUT BROOME" website)

Broome County Dozen Brochure -- A printable, two page spreadsheet to bring along with you as you hike (note - this link takes you to the "GO ALL OUT BROOME" website)

Use links below for additional tips and suggested routes to follow for a few of our Hiking Challenge Destinations:

NY State Parks:

  1. Chenango Valley State Park (*)

  2. Oquaga Creek State Park (*)

Broome County Parks:

  1. Aqua Terra

  2. Dorchester

  3. Greenwood

  4. Hawkins Pond (*)

  5. Nathaniel Cole

Town Parks:

  1. Jones Park, Vestal (*)

  2. Wolfe Park, Chenango (*)

Note - Effective 1/19/21, Wolfe Park is indefinitely closed by the Town of Chenango due to an unstable bridge crossing just inside the park . Otsiningo Park is to be used as the 'substitute' for Wolfe Park, until Wolfe Park is reopened.

Nature Preserves:

  1. Binghamton University

  2. IBM Glen (*)

  3. SUNY-Broome

(*) Free maps for these specific destinations can be found in the Avenza App (note - this app is for mobile devices only):

  • Download the Avenza App to your mobile device

  • Search their 'Store' for the specific map

  • Download and Open up the map

  • Follow your route in "real time" !

The remaining destinations will be added to Avenza in the near future !

Broome County Hiking Challenge with Julia Laude

Click above to view Julia's hiking segments from “Around the Tiers” -- WBNG-TV News (channel 12, Binghamton), Fall 2022


Step 1 -- Complete each of your 12 hikes...note -- each hike must have been completed AFTER the program kick-off date, April 28, 2019.

Step 2 -- Apply by submitting your information and hike dates to Hiking Challenge Application Form

Step 3 -- Click "Add to Cart", below, to purchase patches ($5 each), they will be mailed to you by the Triple Cities Hiking Club. Adjust patch quantity in your 'cart'.

Harrison Howell, age 3 1/2 and finisher #34, enjoys a quick snack enroute to completing the hike challenge with his Dad, Adam !

(photo by Adam Howell)

Hiker Sharon Blabac, finisher #37, completes her Broome County Dozen at Jones Park during the TCHC's annual Halloween hike, October 27, 2019

(photo by Walt Bogumil)

Would you like to purchase or renew a TCHC membership ? Please visit our TCHC on-line Store

Memberships are $5 / year / household (Jan 1 - Dec 31)