The Reach the Peaks Challenge is the premier hiking and trail running challenge in North Carolina. The event began in 2013 and has seen 8 successful years through rain, shine, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Each year offers a strenuous, world-class trail route through Hanging Rock State Park which is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We look forward to bringing you a fun and challenging experience each year!
The trail route is not the same every year, but always includes the 5 major peaks in Hanging Rock State Park: Hanging Rock, Wolf Rock, House Rock, Cook’s Wall, and Moore’s Knob. The route is usually between 10 and 12 miles long.
Thank you to the sponsors of the 2020 Reach the Peaks Hiking and Trail Running Challenge!