Smile big! We’re kicking off Metro Parks 48th Annual Winter Hike Series this December and we’ve added a few new twists.

The winter hike series will run through the end of February and will include hikes at 18 different parks. We can’t do the mass gathering nor the food, so you and your friends and family have six great hikes to choose from every month. Complete seven hikes and you’ll get this wonderful ticket to travel winter hike patch. You can get your winter hike booklet from a park employee or download it at and get more details.

Metro Parks Ticket to Travel

While you’re out enjoying the winter hikes, stop by our new #cbusparkie selfie station and capture some great memories. It will rotate through six different parks from December through February. Follow us on Instagram to see locations or check out the list below.

Happy hiking!

Man and dog walk on Sweetgum Trail at Walnut Woods Metro Park
Photo: Luis Guttierez

Selfie Stations

December 1 – December 14:

Blacklick Woods
Located across from stretch racks on Multipurpose Trail from nature center parking lot

December 20 – January 3:

Located near evergreen trees inside entrance just past the circle garden

January 8 – January 18:

Scioto Audubon
Located in front of the climbing wall

January 22 – February 1:

Sharon Woods
Located near the stretch racks at Maple Grove parking lot

February 5 – February 17:

Slate Run
Located near the covered bridge

February 19 – March 1:

Battelle Darby Creek
Located near the playground at Cedar Ridge

Shoulder Ride at Winter Hike at Prairie Oaks Metro Park
Photo: John Nixon

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