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Perimeter Challenge Registration

Perimeter Challenge Registration


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The springtime Perimeter Challenge is complete for 2024. 

Thanks for participating and see you next May!


What is the Perimeter Challenge?  Hike the perimeter of the trails that make a large loop around the park.  See the image at the bottom of the page.


1. Participants must register for the Challenge between April 1 and May 15.

2. The Challenge must be completed between May 1 to May 31.  Participants can only be credited for completion of one Challenge per year.

3. Confirmation must be submitted online no later than 11:59 May 31.

4. Trail confirmation:  Proof of the hikes is to be submitted in the form of a GPS track. A handheld GPS or a navigation App such as AllTrails or GaiaGPS can be used to record the track.  Take a screenshot of your track that also shows the date, or download it as a GPX file. Email either of those to

5. Pace Yourself:  This challenge should be broken into two or three hikes. See the image and suggested start and end points at the bottom of the page.

6. Must Hike On Foot:  All hikers must hike all sections on their own feet, you cannot be carried for any duration of the hike.

7. Anyone who is found to be cheating will be disqualified from the challenge for the current and following years. The Challenge Coordinator determines if cheating has occurred and has the final decision.

8.  The Rideau Trail Association will probably post guided hikes for this Challenge.  Check out their web page for more information.  Home – Rideau Trail Association

9.  Access via Clear Lake Road is not permitted.

10. If you want your challenge badge mailed to you, please drop off a self-addressed postage-paid envelope at the park office, when you have completed Challenge. Otherwise, badges can be picked up at the park office 3 days after the Challenge has closed (that date being May 31 for the Perimeter Challenge, Oct 31 for the Frontenac Challenge), or at the Challenge Celebration event in the fall.



Suggested hikes in 3 parts:

1/  Park office to Kingsford Dam, 14.5 km, 25 minute car shuttle (you need at least two cars)  OR Arab Lake Parking lot to Kingsford Dam, 13 km.

2/ Kingsford Dam to 6767 Perth Road, 23.6 km, 35 minute shuttle

3/ 6767 Perth Road to Park Office, 12.5 km, 30 minute shuttle