Welcome to the 28th Annual frontenac Challenge Info page
Don't start too early. Registration launches in August but the Challenge runs from September 1 to October 31.
Have fun but be safe. Always carry extra water, food and enough emergency supplies to get you through an unexpected sleep out.
Hike with a detailed map. We recommend purchase of the official Frontenac Park trail map ($12 tax incl.) available at the park office/visitor centre. Or order a map from our online store and have it mailed to your home ($15.00 includes shipping).
Take care of your feet! You’ve got MANY kilometres of trail ahead. The trails are rugged so a sturdy pair of hiking boots is recommended.
Always let someone know which loop you are hiking (and in which direction). It makes you easier to find in an emergency.
Pay attention to the weather and time. Start your hike early. Daylight hours get shorter in the fall so always carry a light and be prepared to spend a night if you run into trouble.
Allow extra time to get to and from the start of your loop.
Don’t rely on your cell phone. Reception is spotty in the park and your battery will wear down quickly if left on all day.
You are allowed to combine two short neighbouring loops into one hike. (You must re-hike the section of trail that is common to both loops.) Consider hiking adjacent loops in a figure “8” to be efficient.
A few enthusiasts want to do two complete circuits of the trails during a Challenge period. They are free to do so, of course, but they can only be recognized officially for one completion.
Take pictures to share on our Facebook page and on Instagram (#FrontenacProvincialPark).
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