Giant Master Program
Set yourself a challenge! Current SGPA members can become a Giant Master by hiking all 32 miles of blazed trails at the park.
Check out the program requirements below, and take on the challenge. Once complete, you’ll receive a Giant Master patch and a digital certificate of completion.
Ensure You are a Current Member of SGPA
Participants of the Giant Master program must be current “Supporting Members” of SGPA ($25+ for an individual, or $35+ for a family). Participants must sustain their membership from the time they start the challenge until they submit their final hiking log. If you are not currently a member, please consider becoming one today. Consider establishing annually recurring gifts so that your membership does not lapse.
Understand the Program Requirements
Before registering for the program, take a look at the trail map. To become a Giant Master, you will need to hike the 32 miles of blazed hiking trails (including connector trails and excluding the horse trail). Participants should be in good physical condition, and may wish to join one of SGPA’s guided hikes before registering for this program. Additional details about the difficulty of each trail can be found on the map.
Register for the Giant Master Program & Receive Confirmation
Registration is mandatory before embarking on the Giant Master challenge. Click the button, below, to go to the registration form. Once the form is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with the official hiking log, corresponding trail map, and additional instructions for the program.
Submit your Giant Master Log
After hiking all 32 miles of trails at the park and recording your hikes in the official log, you must submit your log to the Giant Master Program Coordinator ([email protected]) for review.
You’re a Giant Master!
After your log has been verified, you will receive a unique Giant Master number and certificate of completion by email. A Giant Master patch will be mailed to your address.
Congratulations! Your name will be added to our list of Giant Masters, and you are now eligible to participate in the Advanced Giant Master programs, described below.
Your Next Challenge Awaits
After completing the basic Giant Master program, SGPA members are eligible to participate in Advanced Giant Master programs, including:
4-Season Giant Master: Hike all of the blazed trails in each of the four seasons.
12-Month Giant Master: Hike all of the blazed trails in each month of a year.
Marathon Giant Master: Hike all of the blazed trails in a single day.
View lists of Giant Masters in all categories, dating back to the program’s start in 1995.
Have questions about the Giant Master Program? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.