52nd 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).
Earn spree credit on Ledges Trail. Pass by a unique system of sandstone ledges, into Glacier Cave and to a wetland before traveling back to the trailhead over a long boardwalk. Be sure to stop in the new nature center!
Start at the parking lot of the Tallmadge Meadows Area, and earn spree credit on Meadow Trail, which passes by the County Home cemetery and travels through woods, a shrub thicket, wetland woods and its namesake meadow.
Earn spree credit on Downy Loop Trail, which travels through beech-maple woods before entering an open area, crossing the entrance drive and returning to the parking lot. Boardwalks and several bridges enable hikers to traverse wet areas.
Any Metro Parks Trail
Hike any Summit Metro Parks trail to earn spree credit. Only one Hiker's Choice trail hike will count.
Hike eight or more trails to receive hiking rewards!
Receive Your Rewards in Person Bring your completed form to one of these locations:
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.
Forms cannot be redeemed after March 31, 2016.
Each year you participate, you'll receive a new shield to add to your staff.
We'll even assist you with attaching your shields to your staff.