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Mount Trashmore Challenge

 Presented By: KICK-Off date April 3rd 2021!

take the challenge

2021: Get in shape, have fun and check out one of Cedar Rapids’ newest destinations! Take the 2021 Mount Trashmore Challenge.

Strive to climb this unique local treasure 140 times—a distance equal to ascending Mount Everest!

For each milestone you make, you’ll get coupons or swag from local businesses.


Due to the delayed start of the 2020 Challenge, and the August Derecho, those who registered for the 2020 season will have until the end of 2021 to complete the challenge.

Walk, Jog, or Bike

Enjoy your morning jog, dog walk or bike ride with spectacular, panoramic views of the city of Cedar Rapids. Take the Overlook Trail for a leisurely hike, or challenge yourself on the nearly mile-long Stumptown Trail.

bring your friends

Bring your friends or coworkers along with you on your fitness journey as you take on the Mount Trashmore Challenge. Afterward enjoy the Czech Village and New Bohemia neighborhoods for refreshing drinks, tasty dishes and local shopping - all while supporting local community development.

Climb the equivalent
elevation of
mt. everest

This summer wellness program challenges visitors to climb the equivalent elevation of Mt Everest and other recognizable interim peaks. Visitors will celebrate various milestones by enjoying the breathtaking view from the top, as well as perks from neighborhood businesses as you reach peak milestones.