Are You Ready For An Amazing Autumn in Washington, CT?

Step Into  Steep Rock’s 3 Peaks in 3 Weeks Challenge

October 1-22, 2023 

3 Peaks in 3 Weeks

Strap on your trail shoes, leash up your dog, enjoy the fresh air, and take in the beauty of fall foliage while boosting your health and wellness. Hike to the highest peaks in Steep Rock’s three preserves and absorb the sights of our scenic viewsheds in autumn grandeur: the Summit at Steep Rock, the Pinnacle at Hidden Valley, and Waramaug’s Rock at Macricostas.

Your Challenge, Should You Choose to Accept It
We invite you to hike to the highest peaks in Steep Rock’s three preserves:
The Summit at Steep Rock: Take a detour to the newly renovated River’s Edge (Goat) Trail. The trail’s transformation is breathtaking against the Shepaug River!
The Pinnacle at Hidden Valley: Be sure to catch a few selfies on the Thoreau Bridge, always a stunner this time of year.
Waramaug’s Rock at Macricostas: Be sure to take the new Boulder’s Trail to this special spot.
The best part? Complete this trio of hikes between October 1 – October 22 and you’re eligible to win some great prizes!

Who Can Join?
Everyone’s welcome! Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a nature-loving newbie, all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate. This event is free but donations to support our trails are always appreciated.

Prizes: To be eligible, you must share photos of your hike on social media using the hashtag #3peaks3weeksSRA by October 31, 2023. Please keep in mind that if your Facebook or Instagram accounts are private, we won’t be able to see your photos online! Please email them Winners will be drawn in early November.


1st Prize

$150 Gift Card to REI

2nd Prize

$100 Gift Card to The Pantry

3rd Prize

- Steep Rock Swag! Water Bottle and Hat

3P3W Participants


"Great time hitting the trails, the best places for outdoor adventures!"
Challenge Participant
We had a great time meeting the challenge. In 50 years of living here I’d never been to the Pinnacle at Hidden Valley. Three beautiful hikes on three beautiful days in three beautiful preserves. 💥💥💥
Judie G.
“We did it! Waramug's Rock closed our challenge but we are hooked now. That means we won't stop here, instead, we will keep exploring other trails in this beautiful part of the country. Thank you for this fun idea. We enjoyed it very much.”
Challenge Participant

Matching Gifts

 Did you know many companies match donations made by employees, employees’ spouses, and retirees, allowing employees to DOUBLE their generosity and impact? 

Contact your employer today to see if they will match your gift.


 If you are 70½ years of age or older, you can take advantage of a popular gift option called a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) also known as a IRA charitable rollover.  QCDs offer simple ways to benefit Steep Rock and receive tax benefits in return.

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When granting through your donor-advised fund, please use the following information:

Our legal name: Steep Rock Association, Inc.
Tax ID: #06-6069060
Mailing address: PO Box 279, Washington Depot, CT 06794

Check Donations

Please make checks payable to Steep Rock Association. Our mailing address is:

Steep Rock Association
PO Box 279
Washington Depot, CT 06794