The June 2020 Trail Finder Challenge

The Fine Print

Piedmont Land Conservancy and Piedmont Legacy Trails June 2020 Trail Finder Challenge gives locals the chance to explore trails close to home while also competing for gift cards. The Challenge is open to all trail explorers in the Piedmont Triad, except for Piedmont Land Conservancy (PLC) and Piedmont Legacy Trails (PLT) employees, photo contest judges, and their families. 

PLC and PLT reserve the right to verify, in their sole judgement, entrant eligibility. Your reporting is on the honor system! Since we can’t personally verify your trail experience we trust participants will accurately report their results. PLC reserves the right to disqualify participants suspected of cheating and not honoring the spirit of the Challenge.

Prizes are awarded for 1st place and 2nd place in the Competitive Way categories and for only 1st place in the Social Way.

1. The Giving & Competitive Way

Visit all the trails! For every trail you visit submit a Trip Report (More about trip reports here). Whoever visits the most trails in the Triad in the month of June wins! There are 4 ways to win:

  1. Most Trails Visited Overall
  2. Most Trails Biked
  3. Most Trails Hiked
  4. Most Trails Paddled
Prizes will be awarded for 1st place and 2nd place in the categories above. If by July 1st a tie occurs- we’ll do a random drawing between the top entrants! It is possible for one person to win in more than one category!

2. The Social Way

The second way to win! Enter a photo contest via social media. Your image needs to fit into one of the 4 categories below:

  1. Trails in Action – Show us the energy of the humans who hike, bike, paddle, run, jump, and dance down Piedmont Legacy Trails.
  2. Four-Legged Trailblazer – Show us your pet companions exploring Piedmont Legacy Trails!
  3. Flora and Fauna – Document the other species who call trails home.
  4. That Trail Feeling – How do trails make you feel? Get creative and show us!

Post your photo on social media, tag both @PiedmontLegacyTrails and @PiedmontLand, make sure the caption includes what trail you’re exploring and the hashtag #TrailFinderChallenge. 

Photos will be judged on originality, overall impact, and artistic merit. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges, and all decisions are final. Winners will be selected on July 1st and featured on PLC & PLT social media (receiving credit for their image). Note that for your post(s) to count, your social media profile needs to be made public on judging day- July 1st. 

Participants can submit as many photos as they like via posting and tagging on their own social media platform. All photos must be taken on a trail in the Piedmont Triad Region and comply with Leave No Trace.


Giving and Competitive winners will be notified via email. Those participating on social media will be messaged via the social media platform they used to enter. If winners do not respond within 48 hours of being contacted, the gift card will be awarded to the runner up and so on. If a tie occurs a random drawing will be used to determine who receives the prize.

Once contacted, winners will get to choose between a $25 gift card to Great Outdoor Provision Co. and Mast General Store