Are You Up For The Challenge? Virginia State Parks is getting ready to launch a great new program “Trail Quest – Explore Virginia State Parks One Step at a Time”. This new program will challenge you to make it your personal goal to visit all of our parks and hike all of the trails. Pins will be awarded starting with your very first visit to a park. After that, pins will also be awarded after visiting 5, 10, and 20 parks and a special pin and medallion will be awarded for visiting all Virginia State Parks.
You will be able to find all of the information needed for the Trail Quest program right here on the Virginia Outdoors website and the electronic information stations located at each Virginia State Park. We hope to begin the program by the middle of October.
This is how the program will work: Follow the links on the Virginia Outdoors website to sign up for the Trail Quest program. Once you have signed up you will be sent an email confirmation along with a log sheet of all of the Virginia State Parks to keep track of what parks you have been to. Each park will have a Secret Trail Code that you can only find at the electronic kiosk and at the park office or visitor center. As you reach the award levels for parks visited, you will come back to the website and complete an Awards Claim form. This will be submitted on-line directly to our office and within several weeks we’ll send you the appropriate pin in the mail.
Some of you may remember a similar program called Parks and Trails Passport. Trail Quest will replace the former program. We will honor any awards claimed from the Parks and Trails Passport program. So get your hiking boots and walking sticks ready and stay tuned for more information.