Carrabassett Valley, ME

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The Trailblaze Challenge is a 23.4-mile hike where participants can tackle the terrain of the Maine Hut Trail - all in one amazing day! 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 with critical illnesses in Maine. Now more than ever, hope is essential. Make-A-Wish is committed to ensuring that no eligible child waits to experience the hope and joy a wish brings.

By supporting the Trailblaze Challenge, you will help Make-A-Wish Maine reach its goal of granting over 80 wishes this year!

How Do I Get Started?

To begin this life-changing journey, you'll need to attend an online information meeting held via Zoom. These meetings are designed to inform you about the mission of Make-A-Wish and describe in detail the weekend-long hike event.

Info sessions fill up quickly - RSVP today to reserve your spot!

Isaiah, 15

nervous system disorder

I wish to have a backyard basketball court

"He's never felt special, no matter how much we try to show him. All the effort and support from family and friends helped him see that he is important. It made him feel special."

Kim, wish mom

Read Isaiah's story

Featured Kids - Isaiah

Roslyn, 5


I wish to bake cakes for my care team at the hospital

"I'm going to give them to my doctors because they helped me when I had cancer."

Roslyn, wish child

Read Roslyn's story

Featured Wish Kid - Roslyn