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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 compliance with Summit County's November 19 Stay at Home Advisory, remaining spree rewards pick-up sessions have been canceled.

To receive Fall Hiking Spree or Spree for All rewards, hikers should mail their completed forms to 975 Treaty Line Rd., Akron 44313 or scan and email them to nrcsrs@summitmetroparks.org. Hiking spree pins and shields will be mailed FREE of charge to the address listed on the form. Rewards remain free for Summit County residents. Out-of-county residents will be contacted regarding payment for their spree rewards ($5 per pin or shield). Hiking spree staffs for first-year hikers will be distributed at a later date.

Learn more about our COVID-19 response.
 

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!
 

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