Ohio Winter Hike Calendar – 2019

Hiker’s going by an icy rim during the Hocking Hills Winter Hike

Here is a list of Ohio winter hikes for January and February 2019. If you are new to winter hiking, you might want to check out Gearing up for Ohio Winter Hiking Season.


Jump straight to February.

January

Date Area Location Description
01/01/19
9am – 2pm
NE Ohio, Ashland / Richland County Mohican SP First Day Hike: Self-Guided. Starts from Nature Center located in Camp Area A; South of Loudonville off State Route 3. Trail is moderate. Hike up to 10 miles.
01/01/19
10am
Central Ohio, Delaware County Deer Haven Preserve New Year’s Day Hike: Hike through the woods and prairies of Deer Haven Park and Havener Park. Afterward, warm up with a hot beverage & cookies by the fireplace in the visitor center.
01/01/19
1 – 3pm
SE Ohio, Scioto County Shawnee SP First Day Hike: Hike the 1-mile Lampblack Trail through the oak hickory forest. Light refreshments served afterwards in the cozy, cheerfully decorated, timber-framed lodge.
01/01/19
1 – 3pm
SW Ohio, Warren / Clinton County Caesar Creek First Day Hike: Meet the Park Naturalist at the Nature Center for a 1 mile guided hike around the Old Woods Trail. Stay for an additional 3 mile hike to Pioneer Village, the Swinging Bridge, Horseshoe Falls and Rock Gorge, if you choose!
01/02/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. No registration required
01/03/19
6 – 7pm
NW Ohio, Toledo area Secor Evening Hike Group: Invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, dress for the weather. Friendly dogs welcome.
01/04/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. No registration required
01/05/19
10am – 1pm
Central Ohio, Columbus area Blacklick Woods 46th Annual Winter Hike Series: Take a 2 or 4-mile walk through the woods and meadows. Hot drinks and snacks provided. Meet at Ash Grove Picnic Area.
01/05/19
10 – 11:30am
NE Ohio, Geauga County Punderson Winter Hike: Naturalist-led hike on the Iroquois and Boardwalk Trails. Meet at the lodge. Hiking sticks, sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing and water are recommended. Contact Naturalist Richelle Gatto 330-402-6919 for more info.
01/05/19
1 – 5pm
SE Ohio, Scioto County Shawnee SP Section Hike: Put your feet to the test on a section of the 60 mile Shawnee Backpack trail. Wear sturdy hiking boots, pack snacks and water and be prepared to climb. Meet at the lodge lobby.
01/06/19
9am – noon
NE Ohio, Cleveland / Akron area Cuyahoga Valley Winter Warm-ups Hike: This is part of a series of fast-paced, fitness hikes on CVNP’s most difficult, hilly trails. Meet at Everett Covered Bridge for 7-mile hike on the Perkins and Riding Run trails.
01/07/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. No registration required
01/08/19
9:30 – 11am
NE Ohio, Cleveland area North Chagrin Reservation Winter Hike Series: Hilly, 3-mile hike. Meet at North Chagrin Nature Center.
01/09/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. No registration required
01/10/19
6 – 7pm
NW Ohio, Toledo area Secor Evening Hike Group: Invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, dress for the weather. Friendly dogs welcome.
01/11/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. No registration required
01/12/19
10 – 11am
Central Ohio, Columbus area Sharon Woods 46th Annual Winter Hike Series: 2- or 4-mile hike starting at Maple Grove Picnic Shelter. Hot soup and drinks provided afterwards. PLEASE CARPOOL!
01/12/19
10 – 11:30am
NE Ohio, Ashtabula County Pymatuning Winter Hike: Moderate hike through Old Forest Wilderness. Meet at Poplar Grove Picnic Area. Hiking sticks, sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing and water are recommended. Contact Naturalist Richelle Gatto 330-402-6919 for more info.
01/12/19
1 – 5pm
SE Ohio, Scioto County Shawnee SP Section Hike: Put your feet to the test on a section of the 60 mile Shawnee Backpack trail. Wear sturdy hiking boots, pack snacks and water and be prepared to climb. Meet at the lodge lobby.
01/13/19
10am – 2pm
NE Ohio, Ashland / Richland County Mohican SP Winter Hike: Three hikes to choose from: a 5K, a 10K, and an interpretive hike led by a naturalist. Meet at the Camp Store located in Camp Area A (South of Loudonville off State Route 3). Soup and refreshments afterwards.
01/13/19
10am – noon
NE Ohio, Portage County West Branch SP Winter Hike: Moderate hike on the Campground Trail. Meet at the Campground check-in station. Hiking sticks, sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing and water are recommended. Contact Naturalist Richelle Gatto 330-402-6919 for more info.
01/13/19
2 – 3pm
Central Ohio, Columbus area Prairie Oaks 46th Annual Winter Hike Series: Enjoy a 1, 3, or 5-mile hike around the lakes, through the prairie and along the banks of the Big Darby Creek.
01/14/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. No registration required
01/15/19
9:30 – 11am
NE Ohio, Cleveland area North Chagrin Reservation Winter Hike Series: 3-mile hike, including steep hills that may be icy or muddy. Meet at Squire’s Castle parking lot.
01/16/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
01/17/19
6 – 7pm
NW Ohio, Toledo area Secor Evening Hike Group: Invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, dress for the weather. Friendly dogs welcome.
01/18/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
01/19/19
9am – 2pm
SE Ohio, Hocking County Hocking Hills 54th Annual Winter Hike: Hike 6 miles from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave, then take a bus back to starting point. Wear layered clothing and good footwear. Refreshments are available at Cedar Falls for a donation.
01/19/19
10am – 1pm
Central Ohio, Columbus area Scioto Audubon 46th Annual Winter Hike Series: Enjoy a 1 or 2-mile hike along the Greenway and park trails. Food and drink after. Meet at the climbing wall.
01/19/19
1 – 3pm
NW Ohio, Shelby / Auglaize County Lake Loramie Winter Hike: Meet the Naturalist at the maintenance area in the campground for a winter hike on Lakeview Trail. Afterwards we will have refreshments and the kids can make a take-home craft.
01/20/19
9 – 11:30am
NE Ohio, Cleveland / Akron area Cuyahoga Valley Winter Warm-ups Hike: Hike 7 fast-paced miles on the unpaved, hilly Buckeye and O’Neil Woods trails. Meet at the Ira Trailhead. For more information call 330-657-2752.
01/22/19
9:30 – 11am
NE Ohio, Cleveland area North Chagrin Reservation Winter Hike Series: 3-mile hike on hilly trails that may be icy. Meet at Wilson Mills Trailhead.
01/23/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
01/24/19
6 – 7pm
NW Ohio, Toledo area Secor Evening Hike Group: Invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, dress for the weather. Friendly dogs welcome.
01/25/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
01/26/19
10am – noon
NE Ohio, Jefferson County Jefferson Lake Winter Hike: Intermediate hike on the Lakeside Loop Trail. Meet at the parking lot below the dam. Hiking sticks, sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing and water are recommended. Contact Naturalist Richelle Gatto 330-402-6919 for more info.
01/26/19
10am – 2pm
SE/C Ohio, Columbus area Clear Creek 46th Annual Winter Hike Series: Enjoy a 1 or 3-mile self-guided hike, or choose from one of two guided 5-mile hikes. Meet at Thomas Mathias Parking Lot
01/26/19
10am – 12:30pm
SW Ohio, Clinton County Cowan Lake Cowan Lake Winter Hike: Meet at Commissary parking lot. Naturalist-lead hikes on the scenic Lake View Trail will leave every 30 minutes. Stop by Naturalist Cabin to see animals in hibernation. Afterwards hot beverages, soups & desserts are available for purchase at Commissary.
01/26/19
11am – 5pm
SE Ohio, Scioto County Shawnee SP History Hike: Join historian Greg Anderson searching for old cisterns and Virginia military district markers in Vastine Hollow. Wear sturdy hiking boots for this 5-mile, off-trail adventure. Pack snacks and water, and be prepared to climb. Meet at the lodge lobby.
01/27/19
10am – noon
NE Ohio, Portage County Wingfoot Lake SP Winter Hike: Easy short hike on Wildlife Trail. Meet at the Marina Parking Lot. Hiking sticks, sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing and water are recommended. Contact Naturalist Richelle Gatto 330-402-6919 for more info.
01/27/19
2 – 4pm
Central Ohio, Columbus area Inniswood Metro Gardens 46th Annual Winter Hike Series: Join us for a guided 2-mile hike along the trails and garden paths. Meet at the entrance of the Gardens.
01/28/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
01/29/19
9:30 – 11am
NE Ohio, Cleveland area North Chagrin Reservation Winter Hike Series: 3-mile on hilly trails that may be muddy or icy. Meet at Strawberry Pond Trailhead.
01/30/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
01/31/19
6 – 7pm
NW Ohio, Toledo area Secor Evening Hike Group: Invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, dress for the weather. Friendly dogs welcome.



February

02/01/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
02/02/19
10am – noon
Central Ohio, Columbus area Blendon Woods 46th Annual Winter Hike Series: Join us for a 2 or 4 mile hike. Meet at the Natural Play Area Shelter. Refreshments served beginning 10am.
02/02/19
10am – noon
NE Ohio, Lorain County Findley Winter Hike: Naturalist-led hike on the Iroquois and Boardwalk Trails. Meet at the lodge. Hiking sticks, sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing and water are recommended. Contact Naturalist Richelle Gatto 330-402-6919 for more info.
02/03/19
9 – 11:30am
NE Ohio, Cleveland / Akron area Cuyahoga Valley Winter Warm-ups Hike: Hike 7 fast-paced miles on the unpaved, hilly Buckeye and Valley trails. Meet at the Pine Lane Trailhead. For more information call 330-657-2752. Free, but you are supposed to register.
02/03/19
2 – 4pm
Central Ohio, Columbus area Scioto Grove 46th Annual Winter Hike Series: Enjoy a 1 or 2-mile hike followed by hot food and drinks.
02/04/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
02/06/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
02/07/19
6 – 7pm
NW Ohio, Toledo area Secor Evening Hike Group: Invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, dress for the weather. Friendly dogs welcome.
02/08/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
02/09/19
10am – noon
Central Ohio, Columbus area Highbanks 46th Annual Winter Hike Series: Choice of a 2.5 or 5-mile hike. Meet at Northern Shelter. Refreshments afterward.
02/09/19
10am – noon
NE Ohio, Columbiana County Beaver Creek SP Winter Hike: Intermediate hike with scenic views on the Dogwood Trail. Meet at the Large Parking Lot near the bridge. Hiking sticks, sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing and water are recommended. Contact Naturalist Richelle Gatto 330-402-6919 for more info.
02/09/19
10am – 3pm
SE Ohio, Athens / Morgan County Burr Oak Winter Hike: Choose from hikes that are 3, 5 or 8 miles long. Afterward enjoy free bean soup and corn bread at the lodge.
02/09/19
11am – 3pm
NE Ohio, Lake County Hell Hollow Wilderness Area Waterfall Hunters: Hell Hollow in Winter: Strenuous, off-trail snowshoe hike to discover waterfalls that you probably never knew about. Meet under the shelter. There is a fee, and you have to pre-register. Maximum number of participants: 10
02/09/19
5 – 7pm
SE Ohio, Hocking County Hocking Hills Sweethearts Hike: Take your sweetheart on a romantic stroll to Ash Cave in the soft light of dusk. Afterwards, enjoy a cozy fire and refreshments. Meet at the parking area at Ash Cave.
02/10/19
1 – 4pm
NE Ohio, Lake County Penitentiary Glen Reservation Winter Hike: Choose either a short, naturalist-led hike over flat and mild terrain, or a longer self-guided hike over rolling terrain with a few steep hills. Afterwards there’s warm soup, hot beverages & live music in the Nature Center. Must pay fee and pre-register.
02/10/19
2 – 4pm
Central Ohio, Columbus area Glacier Ridge 46th Annual Winter Hike Series: Enjoy a brisk 2-mile hike through the grassland and forest.
02/11/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
02/13/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
02/14/19
6 – 7pm
NW Ohio, Toledo area Secor Evening Hike Group: Invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, dress for the weather. Friendly dogs welcome.
02/15/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
02/16/19
10am – 1pm
Central Ohio, Columbus area Three Creeks 46th Annual Winter Hike Series: Take a 1, 3 or 5.6 mile hike along the creeks followed by hot food and drinks.
02/16/19
2 – 4pm
NE Ohio, Summit County Portage Lakes Winter Hike: Moderate hike on the Shoreline Trail. Meet at the Big Oaks Parking Lot. Hiking sticks, sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing and water are recommended. Contact Naturalist Richelle Gatto 330-402-6919 for more info.
02/16/19
7 – 8pm
NE Ohio, Ashland / Richland County Mohican SP Sweetheart Hike: Romantic stroll through the Mohican Forest. The Gazebo Trail leads through beautiful old-growth trees to the Gazebo on the lodge grounds with a beautiful view of Pleasant Hill Lake. After the hike you can enjoy a cozy fire at the lodge.
02/17/19
2 – 4pm
Central Ohio, Columbus area Slate Run Living Historical Farm 46th Annual Winter Hike Series: Take a 2.5 or 5-mile hike through woods and fields. Food served.
02/20/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
02/21/19
6 – 7pm
NW Ohio, Toledo area Secor Evening Hike Group: Invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, dress for the weather. Friendly dogs welcome.
02/22/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
02/23/19
10 – 11am
Central Ohio, Columbus area Battelle Darby Creek 46th Annual Winter Hike Series: Enjoy a 2, 4, or 6-mile trek along the banks and bluffs of Big Darby Creek.
02/23/19
10am – noon
NE Ohio, Ashtabula County Geneva Winter Hike: Moderate hike on the Orange and Blue Trail. Meet at the Beach Parking Lot. Hiking sticks, sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing and water are recommended. Contact Naturalist Richelle Gatto 330-402-6919 for more info.
02/23/19
2 – 3pm
NE Ohio, Lake County Headlands Beach Winter Hike: Meet at the west end of the Headlands Beach Parking Lot and hike to and along the Mentor Marsh Boardwalk. Hiking sticks, sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing and water are recommended. Contact Naturalist Richelle Gatto 330-402-6919 for more info.
02/25/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
02/27/19
11am – noon
NW Ohio, Toledo area Wildwood Preserve Good Health Walks: Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace.
02/28/19
6 – 7pm
NW Ohio, Toledo area Secor Evening Hike Group: Invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist at a time when the parks are usually closed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, dress for the weather. Friendly dogs welcome.






In addition to organized winter hikes, we’ve written about some winter hikes we’ve done on our own in Fairfield and Hocking counties:

The Great Parks of Hamilton County also offer a winter hiking program, but participants must register by 12/20/2018, so registration is already closed.




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