Photo Courtesy of Arizona State Parks and Trails

The Eight4Two Challenge from Arizona State Parks and Trails is back for its third year, giving everyone an opportunity to win prizes for exploring more of Arizona’s amazing and diverse state trails and parks!

Hike, walk, or bike eight different trails in at least four different state parks by Mon., Jan. 16, 2023, to win two free day-use passes (good for up to four people) and a custom, limited-edition sticker. A full list of state parks can be found at
On Jan. 1, 2023, Arizona State Parks will offer First Day Hikes as part of a national program to start the year off with exercise and fresh air, and all Arizona residents will get free entrance to a state park on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 16).

Everyone participating in the Eight4Two Challenge can include these great events on their calendars or check out ongoing guided hikes at the parks at

Register online, then log entries and submit photos of your adventures! Photos may be used on social media and in Arizona State Parks advertising, and everyone who completes the goal will win the prizes. Tag #AZStateParks in photos on social media, using #842AZ.

To find more information, register, and log your entries, visit