The #Onward Challenge: Beacon To Breakneck and Back
The #Onward Challenge: Beacon To Breakneck and Back

The #Onward Challenge: Beacon To Breakneck and Back

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One day, Outerthere Host Anna and her bff Carla decided to go on a casual walk that accidentally turned into a 17-mile hike. Apparently, they only took a 5-minute break the entire 17 miles. So, to finish that hike, they’d say, “Onward!” to motivate each other to keep going. Ooookay. It was crazy but that's how the Onward Challenge (and hashtag) was born.

The #Onward Challenge is a 36.5 mile "ultra" hike-a-thon that will take you over 7,350 feet of elevation change over 15 weeks from January to April. Each hike has its own challenges, testing your stamina and endurance. But when you're done, you're never going to forget what you accomplished.

These trips are rated Advanced and will maintain a fast pace. See how we rate trips. These trips also include limited support with hydration and snacks, blankets and changing areas provided by your Outerthere Host at the beginning and at the end of each trip. There will also be a support vehicle available at a midpoint on longer Challenges.

When you complete all 5 #Onward Challenges, you'll receive a free #Onward Challenge Finisher Sweatshirt plus a $50 Outerthere Gift Card.

This Challenge, Beacon To Breakneck and Back, is a 10-mile loop that covers 2,300 feet in elevation change. For added challenge, you're attempting this in 5 hours or less. It'll feel like your own personal Mt. Everest. 


  • 8am Arrive at Beacon
  • 8:30am Begin trip
  • 11am Arrive at midpoint (Breakneck, support vehicle available for anyone who wants to stop)
  • 2p Return to Beacon
  • 2:30p Conclude trip

Although this trip is doable by anyone, this trip is rated Advanced because of the pace and distance.

This will be a supported trip with refreshments waiting for you at the midpoint and at the end.

Borrow a yoga mat, a fleece blanket or a camp chair for this trip - for free!

Roundtrip shuttle available. 2% of your shuttle reservation will go towards supporting The Sharing Outdoor Spaces Fund. Everyone is welcome.

Never been hiking with us? Catch up on hiking trips with #whatyoumissed.  

Before you go, review the below:

Pickup times and locations for roundtrip transportation sent via email after you've booked your trip.

TRIP DETAILS (I.E. TIME, DATE, DESCRIPTIONS) POSTED HERE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR ANY REASON. Details regarding your trip will be emailed to you after you book.