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.
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.
Did You Complete the Winter Hike Challenge?
Parks by Region
Grand Lake St Marys
Mary Jane Thurston
Middle Bass Island
North Bass Island
South Bass Island
Muskingum River Parkway
Scioto Trail State Park