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Hikers Challenge

Are you ready for a challenge? Walk all 47 +/- miles of trails in the four Steep Rock Preserves — Hidden Valley, Steep Rock, Macricostas, and West Mountain Preserve — and become a member of Steep Rock Association’s hiking club. To participate, please fill out the Hiker’s Challenge registration form: 

**Email pictures to as .jpeg attachments and type ‘Hiker’s Challenge In Action’ in the subject line of the email. When the registration form is completely filled out, either submit the document electronically or print the document and send it to the Steep Rock Association office along with a check for $40.00. Upon registration, you will receive a map of each preserve and an official Steep Rock Association hat. Mark and date each trail walked for your reference. 

Once the challenge is complete, contact the Steep Rock office with your completion date:

Steep Rock Association
PO Box 279
Washington, CT 06794

You will receive a Steep Rock Association lapel pin to affix to your Steep Rock Association hat and a certification of completion. There is no time limit for completing the challenge. Happy Hiking!!!

**Please note: Be sure to hike all trails and connectors, not just marked trail loops. Cross-country skiing or snowshoeing is allowed. Horseback riding or biking is not allowed.

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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.

To learn more, visit here.

Stock or Wire

If you’d like to give a gift via wire or stock, please reach out to for our account information.


You can donate through your donor advised fund in just three clocks on our website
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