54th 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 one of the park district's most demanding hikes. This trail covers the western portion of the park including "Lookout Post," which was used by American Indians as a fort and lookout over the Cuyahoga River. Erosion has caused the trail to change over time, revealing some interesting new areas to investigate.
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 nature center!
This easy trail leads visitors through a restored, thriving prairie. During the summer and fall, a variety of wild sunflowers, asters and grasses make for a kaleidoscope of color. There are two observation platforms: one to look over Young's Bog and the other to look out on the manmade "baby bog."
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, 2018.
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.