The Trailblaze Challenge is a 22-24 mile hike (or 12 mile half-hike) where participants can tackle the terrain of Lula Lake Land Trust on Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga - all in one amazing day! It caters to all levels from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts and we also offer a seperate start for any Trail Runners out there who would like to race. We also offer a half-hike; offering hikers to depart the trail at a near half-way mark.

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

Due to COVID-19 more than 30 wishes in East TN have been postponed. Your efforts will help ensure that the much needed funds are there to grant wishes that are waiting as soon as it is safely possible. 

How Do I Get Started?

If you are new to the Trailblaze Challenge, we offer informational meetings for you to learn more about the event. These meetings are designed to inform you about the mission of Make-A-Wish and describe in-detail the weekend-long hike event. If you are already familiar with the Challenge you may go ahead and register

We are also offering a virtual hike this year, so if you can't hike, but want to help us raise funds for wishes, please click the register link below to recieve more information. 

Click here to register for the hike or to sign up for an information meeting. You may also watch the recorded virtual informational session by clicking here



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