Central Oregon Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge™

2017 Central Oregon Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge

Join the Inaugural 2017 Central Oregon Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge™

The Central Oregon Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge™ brings people together around a common goal: hike six iconic peaks, culminating with South Sister — the third highest peak in Oregon. 

THE GIVEAWAYS

Log Your Hikes & You Could Win Gear

Registered challengers get a chance at some great outdoor gear, with multiple prize packages in our monthly giveaways August through October!

WHAT PEAKS ARE IN THE SIX-PACK?

The Central Oregon Six-Pack of Peaks are a series of iconic summit hikes, culminating with the third-highest peak in Oregon – South Sister.

View from Paulina Peak

PAULINA PEAK

This 7,989′ peak sits on the crater of the largest volcano in Oregon. The Newberry Volcano is roughly the size of the state of Rhode Island!

Near the summit of Black Butte

BLACK BUTTE

A fairly young stratovolcano with an active fire lookout station on the summit and 360-degree views.

Atop Tumalo Mountain

TUMALO MOUNTAIN

A shield volcano that rises to 7,779′, giving you great views of the Three Sisters, Broken Top and Mt Bachelor.

View from Black Crater

BLACK CRATER

Snow clings to the north-facing side of this crater late into July. Great views of the Belknap Crater and lava flow, the Three Sisters and Mt Washington.

Mount Bachelor

MOUNT BACHELOR

Everyone in Central Oregon knows Bachelor. The route up is challenging and the views will whet your appetite for the final peak.

South Sister

SOUTH SISTER

At 10,363′ South Sister is the third tallest mountain in Oregon. Summiting this mountain makes the perfect finale for the challenge.

HIKING FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Support the next-generation of outdoor enthusiasts

Your registration helps support Big City Mountaineers — an awesome non-profit organization that instills critical life skills in under-resourced urban youth through transformative wilderness mentoring expeditions. 4% of each registration goes to BCM, and this year, we are teaming up to double our fundraising results from last year.

Big City Mountaineers

WHAT CHALLENGERS ARE SAYING

The Six-Pack of Peaks was a great way of pushing through my limits and making new friends along the way!
Nadia E.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the story behind the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge?

The original Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge was created as a part of a training regimen  for a through-hike of the John Muir Trail. Since then, others have joined the challenge to help them prepare for Mt Whitney and other big adventures. Many others find it challenge enough on it's own!

Completing the Six-Pack in a single season is a feat that few can claim, and great for bragging rights and trail cred.

How do I register for The Challenge?

You can register for the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge selecting one of the three registration levels. Each level offers additional options.

Do I have to register to hike these peaks? 

Of course not! You can hike these peaks for free. But if you join the challenge, you become part of the community, support Big City Mountaineers and could win some great gear.

When does the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge run?

You can start logging your hikes beginning August 1st and you must finish and log your hikes by October 31st. Most people will hike the higher peaks in the summer after the snow melts.

Are these group or guided hikes?

This self-paced challenge is designed to fit your schedule and lifestyle. You can hike when convenient for you. Many people will hike one peak a week. Some will hike one a day. Get your friends to join you!

Do I have to hike a specific route up these peaks?

You can hike these peaks from any trailhead you want, but keep it honest. This is meant to challenge you.

Can I substitute (fill-in-the-blank) peak instead of one of the Six-Pack peaks?

Sorry, but no. Think about it this way: You wouldn't get a medal for running the LA Marathon just because you substituted the Long Beach Marathon, right? We may switch up the peaks from year to year.

REGISTRATION

Start your Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge today!

EXPLORER


$45 $40

Early-bird pricing thru August 15, 2017

  • Access to challenger-only hike log
  • Personalized profile track your progress
  • Earn virtual badges for each peak
  • Connect with other challengers, comment and share hike logs and photos
  • Exclusive access to the challengers-only forum
  • Entry in our monthly giveaways
  • Peak reports and training tips

PLUS

  • Welcome Packet
  • Sticker Pack
  • Invitation to our monthly live video chat

TRAILBLAZER


$75 $70

Early-bird pricing thru August 15, 2017

  • Access to challenger-only hike log
  • Personalized profile track your progress
  • Earn virtual badges for each peak
  • Connect with other challengers, comment and share hike logs and photos
  • Exclusive access to the challengers-only forum
  • Entry in our monthly giveaways
  • Peak reports and training tips

PLUS

  • Welcome Packet
  • Sticker Pack
  • Invitation to our monthly live video chat
  • The 2017 Central Oregon Six-Pack of Peaks T-shirt!

STARTER


$35 $30

Early-bird pricing thru August 15, 2017

  • Access to challenger-only hike log
  • Personalized profile track your progress
  • Earn virtual badges for each peak
  • Connect with other challengers, comment and share hike logs and photos
  • Exclusive access to the challengers-only forum
  • Entry in our monthly giveaways
  • Peak reports and training tips