Trailwildhikes

Enjoy the beauty of nature in Portage Parks while getting fit! The Portage Park District is presenting the 2017 Wild Hikes Challenge at its local parks and hike & bike trails. Just walk 8 of the designated trails before December 31st to earn a locally made hiking staff and 2017 brass medallion.  Hike on your own or join group hikes led by the Portage Trail Walkers. (You can join the hikes whether or not you take the Challenge).

Portage Trail Walkers Hikes
January 21 9:00am Portage Trail Walkers Hike: Headwaters Trail
Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike on the Headwaters Trail from Garrettsville Village Park to the Route 700 trailhead. The hike is up to 6.5 miles round trip.
Meet at the Headwaters Trailhead behind the Portage County District Library 10482 South St. Garrettsville, OH 44231 Contact Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

February 11 9:00am Portage Trail Walkers Hike: Berlin Lake Trail
Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike on the Berlin Lake Trail from the Route 224 trailhead in Deerfield.
The hike is 4.5 miles round trip.
Meet at the Berlin Lake Trailhead located on Route 224 in Deerfield, East of the Deerfield Circle.
Contact Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

February 25 9:00am Portage Trail Walkers Hike: Shaw Woods
Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike at Shaw Woods Working Lands Park in Ravenna Township.
7075 Beery Rd. Ravenna, OH 44266 Ravenna Township
Contact Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

Most of the designated trails are rated as easy, with length ranging from 1-3 miles. If hikers can’t make all of the listed trails, they are able to substitute up to 2 of the trails with ones of their own choosing within the Park District system. Suggested donations to help cover program costs are $5/medallion and $10/hiking staff. Our Foundation makes it possible to provide the hiking staffs and annual medallions.
Hiking staffs are hand hewn by Hiram Farm workers in Hiram Township, Portage County OH.

To make a donation for a hiking staff and/or medallion, please make Checks out to:
Portage Park District Foundation
705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4
Ravenna, OH 44266

Download 2017 Wild Hikes Challenge Form

Download 2017 Wheelchair Accessible Wild Hikes Challenge Form