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Fall Hiking Spree

Sep. 1 ~ Nov. 30

Photo:  Harter Barn at Silver Creek Metro Park

57th Annual Fall Hiking Spree

The annual Fall Hiking Spree is the largest and longest-running event of its kind in the nation. Trails range from easy to challenging. Choose the trails best for you.

About the Fall Hiking Spree

First-year hikers earn a hiking staff and shield. Veteran hikers earn the shield. Spree rewards are FREE to Summit County residents. Out-of-county residents pay to receive their hiking rewards ($10 for first-year hikers, $5 for veteran hikers).

To Participate

1. Sign up below.

2. Download your participant form.*

3. Complete at least eight designated trails (but only one Hiker's Choice) between September 1 and November 30 to receive rewards.

4. Update your form as you hike your chosen trails. Signatures are not required and will not be provided in 2020 due to COVID-19.

5. When you've completed a minimum of eight trails, drop off the form to receive your rewards (see below for details).

*Forms can also be found in Green Islands magazine (available at most library branches), at spree rewards pickup sessions (see below) and at a dropbox that is disinfected daily at the SMP Administrative Offices (975 Treaty Line Rd., Akron). Summit County residents may also call 330-867-5511 to have a form mailed to them.

2020 spree kick-off video

Fall Hiking Spree Trails

Hiking the Cuyahoga logo

This year, the Fall Hiking Spree celebrates the rich history of the properties we proudly manage for your enjoyment and their successful return to nature. Take a journey on this year’s spree and explore the former farms and fields that are now forests. Learn more.

Towpath Trail

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

Firestone Metro Park

Furnace Run Metro Park

Goodyear Heights Metro Park

Hampton Hills Metro Park

Liberty Park

Munroe Falls Metro Park

O’Neil Woods Metro Park

Silver Creek Metro Park

Springfield Bog Metro Park

Wood Hollow Metro Park

Hiker's Choice

Get Rewarded

Hike eight or more trails to receive hiking rewards!

Receive Your Rewards in Person

We have safe, outdoor pickup! Beginning September 15, you can also get your Fall Hiking Spree t-shirt (Nature Realm only) here. Bring your completed form:

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
Welcome Kiosk (near the parking lot)

1828 Smith Rd., Akron 44313

September: Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

October: Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, 10/3, 10/17 and 10/31, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November: Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, 11/1, 11/15 and 11/29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Liberty Park Nature Center
9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg 44087

October: Saturday, 10/10 and 10/24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November: Sunday, 11/8 and 11/22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, call 330-865-8060 to confirm event status.

Credit card payment only for out-of-county hikers. Please wear a face covering. Forms cannot be redeemed after March 31, 2021.

couple hiking in park during fall day, 2019 hiking shield
Each year you participate, you'll receive a new shield to add to your staff.  Watch our video for tips on attaching your shield to your hiking staff!

Receive Your Rewards by Mail

Veteran hikers may mail their completed forms to the Administrative Offices, 975 Treaty Line Rd., Akron 44313. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Hiking shields are mailed flat.

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