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20 Mile Challenge

Hike 20 miles of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve trail system!

We're working to encourage Capital Region residents to become part of a community that protects the unique habitat at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. We help people get out to enjoy nature and seize opportunities to engage and participate in local learning and scientific research.

As part of this effort, we've created the 20 Mile Challenge. People are asked to hike 20 miles of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve trail system and enjoy the full range of landscapes, flora, and fauna that the globally rare pine barrens has to offer.

Participants can walk the trails on their own or with your family group. Upon completing the challenge, you can claim a reward at the Discovery Center Gift Shop.

Check List

Click here to download the 20 Mile Challenge check list. You will need to complete this to claim your reward.


Friends of the Pine Bush Community


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Trail Maps