10 thoughts on “Metro Parks Annual Winter Hike Series

  1. Hello.

    Will there be an opportunity to earn a patch or walking stick like last year?

    Thanks for everything you do!

    1. Hi, Kathy. Yes there will be! You can earn a patch by completing seven hikes and Friends of Metro Parks members can get a walking stick or medallions for completing all of the hikes.

  2. I’m very interested in trying, i’ve never hiked but I am a runner that runs in the cold but i’m unsure of what to wear and the type of boots also what should I bring in my backpack that i’ll need?

    1. Hi Carol – a good pair of hiking boots is recommended. Wrap up warm for the cold, and as keeping hydrated is so important, bring water to drink. We hope you can make it out to a few of the hikes and enjoy them. They’re great for seeing the beauty of the parks and for meeting new people.

    1. Hi Mindy, There are paved trails, suitable for walking with strollers, at all the parks except Chestnut Ridge, Clear Creek and Prairie Oaks. These last three have gravel trails that should be good for strollers in dry weather. For more information about trails, go to the separate park pages at metroparks.net.

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