14th annual Spree For All
Enjoy your Metro Parks on flat, easy trails — good for strollers, wheelchairs, walkers and canes. Spree rewards are FREE for Summit County residents.
First-year hikers earn a neck lanyard and commemorative pin. Veteran hikers earn the commemorative pin. Hikes are FREE for all participants. Out-of-county residents pay to receive their rewards ($10 for first-year hikers, $5 for veteran hikers).
Trail surface is asphalt and the grade is flat. There is a slight grade after 1/4 mile, where participants have to cross a very quiet residential street to continue on the trail. There is one bench at the trailhead near the kiosk, but no restrooms.
Trail surface is crushed limestone with very little grade. Participants must cross railroad tracks near the trailhead. At approximately 1,800 feet there is a bridge with a slight grade. Benches can be found near the trailhead and at about 1/2 mile. Accessible restrooms are available.
Trail surface is crushed limestone and the grade is flat. There is a bench at approximately 1/4 mile. Accessible restrooms are available.
Trail surface is crushed limestone and the grade is flat. There is a bench near the trailhead and one along the trail near the Pancake Creek Bridge. Accessible restrooms are available.
The spree trail at the Nature Realm is the loop through the rock and herb garden. Total distance from the kiosk and back is 1/8 mile. Trail surface varies between concrete and brick. There is plenty of seating available in the garden. Accessible restrooms are located at the visitors center.
*No pets allowed at the Nature Realm.
Accessible portion of this trail (slightly more than 1/8 mile, round trip) is brick and crushed limestone. After approximately 850 feet the trail becomes more rugged and has a dirt surface. Accessible restrooms are available, as are non-accessible picnic tables.
Accessible portion of this trail (approximately 1/2 mile, round trip) is crushed limestone. Beyond Alder Pond the trail is a dirt path with a wooden boardwalk in some places. The non-limestone sections can be muddy and difficult to travel after heavy rains. Most of the trail is flat, but at a few intervals there are some slight inclines. Benches overlook the pond. Accessible restrooms and picnic tables are available.
Trail surface is crushed limestone. Grade is generally flat, although there are some slight gradations. At the 1/2-mile mark, the grade approaches 5%. There is a bench near the start of the trail. An accessible restroom is available, but hikers will have to travel through the parking area to reach it.
Hike five or more trails to receive a lanyard and pin. (Veteran hikers earn a pin.)
975 Treaty Line Rd., Akron 44313
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
1828 Smith Rd., Akron 44313
Noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday
Liberty Park Nature Center
9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg 44087
Noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
All trails have ADA-compliant parking spaces and have been tested for users of all abilities.
The information kiosk is the starting point at each trailhead and includes a legend with the following symbols:
Mileage markers are provided as an aid. You do not need to hike any prescribed length to receive spree credit.
Please check back in April 2018 to download your form and sign up for this event!