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Ohio State Parks Winter Hike Challenge

Ohio State Parks Winter Hike Challenge

Ohio is a beautiful place to explore, especially in the winter. From the rare birds wintering along the Lake Erie shores, to the snow-covered bridge at Mohican State Park, to the frozen falls at Old Man’s Cave, there are majestic winter landscapes all across our beautiful state.

Get out and see it all, with the Ohio State Parks 2022 Winter Hike Challenge.

2022 Winter Hike Challenge

To complete the challenge, download the DETOUR Ohio Trails App, available at detour.ohiodnr.gov, or in the Apple App or Google Play store. Then participate in hikes at state parks in 3 different regions of our state between January 1 and March 1, 2022.

You can find the state park regions below.

We have plenty of options. You can join us for guided hikes (See the full list of winter hikes) or you can head out on your own. Just make sure you hit parks in 3 different regions.

We have so many different trails to explore, you can make this challenge your own. You can even explore one of our Storybook Trails if you are hiking as a family!

When you have completed the challenge, let us know by submitting your information below. The first 500 adventurers to complete the challenge will receive a free limited-edition Ohio State Parks Winter Hiker sticker. Ohio State Parks are hosting hikes throughout the season.

Download the DETOUR App      List of Winter Hikes

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Parks by Region

Ohio State Parks Map with Regions


A.W. Marion
Alum Creek
Buckeye Lake
Deer Creek
Indian Lake
Madison Lake
Mt. Gilead


Beaver Creek
Findley Geneva
Guilford Lake
Headlands Beach
Jefferson Lake
Lake Milton
Malabar Farm
Mosquito Lake
Nelson-Kennedy Ledges
Portage Lakes
Quail Hollow
Tinkers Creek
West Branch
Wingfoot Lake


East Harbor
Grand Lake St Marys
Harrison Lake
Independence Dam
Kelleys Island
Lake Loramie
Marblehead Lighthouse
Mary Jane Thurston
Maumee Bay
Middle Bass Island
North Bass Island
Oak Point
South Bass Island
Van Buren


Blue Rock
Burr Oak
Forked Run
Great Seal
Hocking Hills
Jackson Lake
Jesse Owens
Lake Alma
Lake Hope
Lake Logan
Lake White
Muskingum River Parkway
Pike Lake
Salt Fork
Scioto Trail State Park
Strouds Run
Tar Hollow
Wolf Run


Adams Lake
Buck Creek
Caesar Creek
Cowan Lake
East Fork
Hueston Woods
John Bryan
Kiser Lake
Little Miami River Parkway
Paint Creek
Rocky Fork