Fall Hiking Spree - 2019

Let's Get Hiking!

The Ashland County Park District and City of Ashland Parks and Recreation Department welcome you to participate in the 2019 Fall Hiking Spree! Complete six of the hikes listed below (on your own) between September 1 and November 30, 2019, to earn a free hiking shield.

Directions to County Parks can be found at: www.ashlandcountyparks.com.

     

Location

City or County

Trail

Rating
Key:   
E=Easy
M=Moderate
D=Difficult

Length in miles

Sandusky Hollow (Enter off Edison St.)

City

Oak Trail

E

1.4 miles

Siler Trails

City

Perimeter Trail. Access from Bank St., East off Sloan. Dead ends into driveway of Old Siler House. Park near house and go east on grass trail which leads to other trails.

E

Perimeter Trail .67. Walk other trails to finish your mile.

Ashland Fire Company Nature Cabin

County

Start at the parking lot and follow the loop, past the cabin, across the creek, and back to where you started.

E-M

About a mile

Audubon Wetlands Preserve*

County

From parking lot, cross boardwalk, take loop around entire park (mosquito repellent suggested)

M

2 miles

Byers Woods

County

Take outer loop

M

About 1.5-2 miles

Cooke Family Wildlife Conservation Park**

County

Trail starts at parking lot and goes to left. Follow the road to the back. Then turn around and return to parking lot. Or add more distance by finishing on the Rick Cooke Memorial Trail.

M

About 1-1.25 miles

Crall Woods

County

First two loops

M

About 1.5 miles

Freer Field

County

Start at parking lot on Park Street. Take new paved trail for a loop

E

Just under 1 mile

Hurdle Waterfowl Park*

County

Take the trail to the right of the kiosk all the way back, circle around the two areas of water, then back to the kiosk

E

About 1.25 miles

Pine Hill, Sauers Farm

County

Meadowview Trail. From parking lot, go straight past pond. Trail veers to left.

E

 

About 1 mile

River Walk Natural Area.*

County

Follow path from parking lot. Take inner loop. (Mosquito repellent suggested.)

M

.5 mile

 

*These multi-use parks will be closed during deer-gun season. Check website and/or kiosk.

**Hunting parks will be open for hiking every day in September through October 14. Hiking in hunting parks from October 15 -December 31 is on Sunday afternoons only (noon until closing). They will also be closed on the following dates for hunting: October 5, 6, 12, 19 & 20:  December 2-8 and December 21& 22. For your safety, we recommend that hikers wear hunter/fluorescent orange when hiking in hunting parks.

 

2019 Fall Hiking Spree Form

By January 9, 2020, please send in the below form in a self-addressed envelope to: 

Ashland County Park District
1763 State Route 60
Ashland, OH 44805


Printable 2019 Fall Hiking Spree Form