Benefiting Make-A-Wish® Connecticut

The Trailblaze Challenge is a 26.2 mile hike where participants can tackle the terrain of Bear Mountain - all in one amazing weekend! This is a hike, not a race, and caters to all levels from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts.

As well as being an extraordinary physical test, the real challenge is to raise much needed funds to grant the wishes of children in Connecticut with critical illnesses. A wish gives children renewed energy and strength, brings families closer together and unites communities.

By supporting the Trailblaze Challenge, you will help Make-A-Wish Connecticut grant more than 240 wishes this year.

How Do I Get Started?

Information sessions have concluded and registration is closed for the 2021 hike. For more information in advance of our 2022 hike, please click the Request Info button at the top of this page or email  

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6-year-old Angel wished to be a professional skateboarder.


7-year-old Avery wished to see snow and build a snowman.