The purpose of the Berks Trail Challenge*** is to provide our community with a free form of exercise, all while exploring the assortment of parks, hiking trails, and mountain biking areas in our community. The challenge includes various mountains from around Berks County and encourages individuals, groups, and/or clubs to complete trails and enjoy mindful leisure activity.

The Berks Trail Challenge will take place from May 1 through November 30. Participants will need to register using the form on this page and also print out their Trail Challenge Card by clicking the button below.

#BerksTrailChallenge Prizes

Twenty-five (25) winners will be randomly chosen to win a prize. Prizes awarded will be dependent upon the achievement level the participant has reached. If participants complete all nine (9) trails plus the two (2) extra (Pioneer Level) participants will be entered to win a large prize. If participants complete one through five (1-5) trails (Explorer Level), they will be entered to win one of our smaller prizes. If registered as a family of three or more, you will receive two (2) prizes for a completed card.

***The Berks Trail Challenge provides an opportunity for residents to explore local trails and enjoy the outdoors. By participating in this activity, you acknowledge, understand and agree that:

  • You are in sufficiently good health and physical condition to participate in the Challenge and are not suffering from any condition that would make your participation potentially dangerous or harmful to yourself or others.

  • You understand that there are certain inherent risks associated with participating in the Challenge that may result in injury or illness to yourself or others, and, knowing this, you assume full responsibility for any loss, damages, and personal injury (including death) to yourself or any other person.

  • You forever release, waive, and agree not to sure Reading Hospital and any of its affiliates, directors, agents, administrators, volunteers, employees, assigns, or successors, not any individual involved with organizing the Berks Trail Challenge (collectively, “Releasees”) from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action related to any loss, damage, or injury (including death) that you or another may incur, as a result of participating in, or consequence of, the Challenge.

  • You indemnify and hold harmless Releasees from any loss, liability, damage, or costs that may occur as a result of your participating in, or consequent of, the program.