Are you looking for a physical challenge in 2021?

How about completing a vertical mile on the trails at Bundy Hill?

At approximately 1270 feet above sea level, Bundy Hill is the highest point in Isabella County. From the trailhead to the USGS triangulation mark at the summit, there is an elevation gain of 170 feet. The shortest trail to the top (via the History/McNeel Trail) is a round trip of 1.22 miles. To climb a mile at Bundy hill you would need to make thirty-one round trips to the summit and log at least thirty-seven trail miles!

Some of Executive Director Mike LeValley’s summit photos from 2020

Don’t worry, you don’t have to complete this challenge all at once*. Take a week, a month, or even all year. The only rules are that you must stay on marked trails and you must snap a photo of the summit marker on each trip.

Once you’ve completed the challenge, email your address and a collage of your summit photos to us at We’ll mail you a pair of exclusive vinyl stickers commemorating your accomplishment and (with your permission) we’ll share your feat on our social media pages. Easy peasy!

*If you’re the ultra-running type and you want to complete the challenge all at once, let us know. We’d love to come out and document your feat!

The 2021 Bundy Hill Vertical Mile Challenge is sponsored by:

McLaren Central Michigan

Quality health care in Mt Pleasant, Michigan