Hiking Challenges and Games
- Fall Leaf Hunt
- Gore Mountain 6er
- Gore Pick Up Crew
- Scavenger Hunt Bingo
- Survive the Wild
- Just for Fun!
Add extra fun to your day at Gore this summer with one of our hiking challenges or activities!
While you explore our 10+ miles of hiking trails, we invite you to take part in one of our fun hiking challenges or games. Choose from challenges like the Gore 6er or Lap-A-Loop or games like Survive the Wild. All of these offerings are FREE to participate and enter!
With something for every ability level across all parts of the mountain and base area plus the Ski Bowl, these activities are a perfect way to spend the day with the entire family. There are even some fun prizes to be had!
Stop by Guest Services for more information.
Share photos and videos of your adventures with us! Be sure to tag @goremountain on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or submit them via our online form. You could be featured on our channels!
Fall Leaf Hunt
During our fall season, collect one of each type of leaf to win a sticker!
Leaf Hunting Game Cards are available for pick up at any ticketing location or Guest Services. They may also be downloaded here: Gore Leaf Game
Gore Mountain 6er
Become one with nature while exploring six of Gore Mountain’s hiking trails.
In this personal challenge, you set the date and the pace. You can complete these hikes all in one day or over the course of multiple visits. However, your adventure must be completed during the 2021 summer/fall season in order to qualify for the title of a Gore Mountain 6er.
Complete the following trails one way: Sunway (1.2 Miles), Twister Cliffs (0.8 Miles), Trillium Trek (1.5 Miles), Sidewinder (3.3 Miles), Alpine Sky Loop (.36 miles), and Cloud Hiking Trail (1.2 Miles) during the 2021 Summer-Fall Season. See our trail map. Note: you must hike the trails.
Submit your results: Documentation must be submitted upon completion of the challenge. Use a handheld GPS or your favorite tracking app on your mobile device and submit the information in the form of screenshots, photos or any other file showing this information.
Prizes and recognition: After completing all listed trails, Gore 6ers will receive a limited edition fleece roll-up blanket and their name will be added to the 2021 Gore Mountain 6er listing on our website. Gore 6ers will also be entered into a grand prize drawing which takes place at the conclusion of the 2021 summer/fall season.
Gore Mountain 6er Results
How many times can you circumnavigate one of these four loop trails in a day?
Challenge yourself, friends, or family members for bragging rights or strive to make the leaderboard and gain a chance to win a prize! This competition will run for the duration of the 2021 summer/fall season, so you will have plenty of opportunities to compete and improve your time.
How many laps you can get in one day on any one of these four loops:
Alpine Forest Loop located at the top of the Gore Mountain Gondola (0.36 Mile Loop)
Bobcat Loop located in the Gore Mountain Base Area (0.5 Mile Loop)
Harwood Forest Loop located in the Gore Mountain Base Area (0.68 Mile Loop)
Ski Bowl Loop located at the Ski Bowl Park (1.3 Mile Loop)
Submit your results: All laps must be recorded using a handheld GPS or your favorite tracking app. Submit your results below.
Prizes and recognition: A leaderboard of the top ten competitors for each loop will be posted below (Results will be added as submissions are made.) At the conclusion of the 2021 Summer-Fall season, the individuals ranked 1-10 will be entered into a grand prize drawing which takes place at the conclusion of the 2021 summer/fall season.
Geocaching turns an ordinary day in the woods into a high-tech treasure hunt!
You will need a handheld GPS or the smartphone app “Geocaching” to pinpoint the locations of caches. Gore Mountain and the North Creek Ski Bowl are home to official geocache sites and descriptions can be found here with step-by-step directions and hints.
When geocaching, please keep these simple rules in mind:
1.) Take something from the cache.
2.) Leave something in the cache.
3.) Mark your name in the logbook or record it online.
4.) Carefully reseal and place the cache back exactly where you found it.
5.) CITO- Cache In, Trash Out. If there is any trash in the area or in the cache, pick it up and pack it out!
Gore Pick Up Crew
Become a member of the Gore Mountain trail crew this summer!
Receive your bags and gloves from Guest Services before you hit the trails and help us keep our beautiful mountain clean and promote Leave No Trace. Together, we can ensure that Gore’s beauty and resources are around for generations to come.
Prizes and recognition: Participants will be listed below as members of the 2021 Pick Up Crew. For each bag filled and returned to the designated drop-off zone located outside of Guest Services, the participant’s name will be entered into a grand prize drawing which takes place at the conclusion of the 2021 summer/fall season. Each individual who presents a full garbage bag will win a roll-up blanket or a tote bag with the Gore Mountain Logo on it.
Learn more about Leave No Trace and how you can get involved here.
2021 Pick Up Crew:
Kurt Weeks 7/10/21
Lauren Weeks 7/10/21
Maria Weeks 7/10/21
Jeremy Smith 7/24/21
St. Catherine’s Group 8/19/21
Laura & Tom Paulson 8/28/21
Scavenger Hunt Bingo
Enjoy the perfect blend of friendly competition and family fun with an on-mountain game of scavenger hunt-style bingo on your next adventure in the woods!
Bingo cards are available for pick up at any ticketing location or Guest Services. They may also be downloaded here: Gore Mountain Adventure Bingo Card
Survive the Wild
You will need a bit of imagination and luck for this choose-your-own adventure style game that spans from the Base Area to the Upper Mountain.
Your plane has crash landed on Gore Mountain and you need to find the essential gear to help you survive! This real time game can be played as a team or individually and there are options available for all ability levels. You can do them all in one day or over multiple visits.
Alpine Sky Loop Mini-Game: Very Easy (45 Minutes)
Base Area: Easier (1 Hour)
Upper Mountain: Intermediate (1 Hour 35 Minutes)
Head to Guest Services to pick up a score card and download your favorite dice app to play this game.
Just for Fun!
Looking for some fun and simple games to play on the trail? Here are some of our suggestions! They’re sure to keep the family engaged and entertained as you take in our great trail network.
Hike and Seek: Trail Edition
While the “seeker” stays back, the “hiders” run a short distance ahead in search of a safe place out of sight. Be sure to predetermine acceptable boundaries and limits for your party so you can have fun while staying safe!
Pack a small notebook and some colored pencils, crayons, or watercolors. Plan to take it slow, and take in the beauty of nature. Take a break on trail or after you’ve reached your destination and allow the kids to document their experience through drawing, painting, or written word. These will be meaningful memories for years to come.
Pack Prep ABC’s
Start at the beginning of the alphabet and list something that could or should be in your hiking pack. Start with “A” then work your way through all the letters in the alphabet.
There are so many things to see on the trail! Brush up on your tree, animal and/or environmental facts then take to the mountain to keep learning.