Please fill out a registration form to sign up for the #10Trail Challenge

Participation is free. Please complete one registration form per house hold


Get out and explore what Michiana has to offer! During the month of July, Chikaming Open Lands is proud to partner with local organizations to feature 15 hiking trails located throughout Michiana. Hike the featured trails during the month of July, take photos along the way, and earn prizes!

      1. Ambler Flatwoods Nature Preserve

      2. Turtle Creek Preserve

      3. Sugarwood Forest Preserve

      4. Merritt & Younger Family Preserves

      5. Chikaming Township Park and Preserve

      6. Chris Thompson Memorial Preserve

      7. McCoy Creek Trail

      8. Trillium Ravine Plant Preserve

      9. Myron Perlman Nature Preserve

      10. Jens Jensen Preserve

      11. Warren Dunes State Park *parking at Floral Lane Entrance

      12. Andrews University

      13. Love Creek County Park

      14. Black's Woods Sanctuary

      15. Paw Paw River County Park

Click here for selfie station clues!


While you're hiking, keep an eye out for our "selfie stations" (they look like giant picture frames)! Snap a picture in the selfie station and tag us on Facebook or Instagram by typing @chikamingopenlands in the caption. Don't have social media? You can email us the selfies at col@chikamingopenlands.orgCOL must receive selfie station pictures for participants to claim prizes. Frames will be out from July 1 to July 31.

*If your social media account is set to private, we will not be able to see your selfies. Please send us your post or email us your selfies.




Hike any 5 to 9 trails, send in the selfies, and receive your choice of one $5 gift card (1 per registration/household) to either Infusco CoffeeScoops, or Issa Vibe Cafe.


Hike any 10 to 14 trails, send in the selfies, and receive your choice of one $10 gift card (1 per registration/household) to either Biggby Coffee, Nola Roux, or Burn 'Em Brewing.



Want to take the challenge even further? Take it to the extreme, the #Extreme15! Hike all 15 trails to qualify for a special prize drawing from one of our sponsors. Those entered into the Extreme15! drawing also receive a $10 gift card of their choice. Thank you to VillwocksThird Coast Paddling, and Wanderlust Outfitters for sponsoring!



FAQs - Click here to review frequently asked #10trail questions!

Bathrooms - Bathroom facilities are not offered at most preserves. Please "take care of business" before you begin your hike to have a comfortable and fun day!

Parking - All trailhead locations offer parking. Please visit each location's website before heading out on your hike.

Dog Policy - Dogs are permitted on all preserve trails but must be on a 6-foot leash at all times. Please pick up after your pet. Thank you!

Picture Policy - By submitting your photos, you permit us to share them on our website, Instagram page, Facebook page, and in print materials.  

Selfie Station Clues - Check out our clue page here to learn where to locate each selfie station.

Hike and Hang - Meet up with fellow #10trailers and hike a featured trail as a group, followed by a social hour at SideYard in Sawyer. Hikes start at 4pm! Download our event flyer here!

July 3rd: Chris Thompson Memorial Preserve, Three Oaks, MI

July 24th: Jens Jensen Preserve, Sawyer, MI

July 31st: Sugarwood Forest Preserve, Three Oaks, MI


Join us for the Weekend Picture Challenge every Friday-Sunday in July for your chance to win additional prizes! Each weekend will have a different theme. Follow that weekend’s theme, take your #10Trail selfie, and enter to win an additional prize. A randomly selected weekend winner gets a Chikaming Open Lands swag bag!750-px-resize.png#asset:5405