Wild Hikes Challenge

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2021 Wild Hikes Challenge -
Celebrating 30 years as Portage Park District

The Portage Park District is pleased to present the Wild Hikes Challenge, a program designed to encourage healthy recreation in our parks and trails while showcasing Portage County’s rich natural heritage that we are working to conserve. In 2021, we challenge you to complete either 30 hikes or 30 miles in our parks to celebrate our 30th anniversary as a park district. Not up for 30? Hikers may also turn in eight hikes as a completed challenge using the same form. Completed challenges earn a 2021 medallion, first-year hikers will also earn a hiking staff. Form submission information below.

Watch this short video about the challenge

Portage Park District was established as a park district in 1991 and has continued to conserve land and provide spaces for recreation and enjoyment for Portage County. Levy funding for the district began in 2014 and has helped build on the success of employees, volunteers, and partners' dedication to Portage County Parks. Learn more.

30 for 30 Wild Hikes Instructions: 

Trails and maps can be found here, each park page has trail names, maps, and mileage totals. There are a total of 34.96 miles of trail within our park system. Hikers can complete the same hike multiple times if they choose, and hike any length they are comfortable with for each hike.

Suggested donations to help cover program costs are $5/medallion and $10/hiking staff. Our Foundation makes it possible to provide the hiking staffs and annual medallions. Many of our hiking staffs are hand-hewn by Hiram Farm staff in Hiram Township or supplied by Camp Asbury and hewn by Portage Park District volunteers. 

To submit your completed forms: 

  • Check out our THINGS TO DO page for in-person Wild Hikes Challenge form turn-in options. We have a variety of dates and times set up in our parks for you to turn in your form and get your rewards. 
  • Call 330-297-7728 or email for an appointment *Due to COVID19 restrictions and a recent building flood - our offices are only open by appointment at this time*
  • Submit your form here

DISCLAIMER: Forms may contain outdated information, for reference - always check the kiosk for park map and information before you hike. 

2020 Wild Hikes Medallion with Owl
2020 Year of the Owl 

No more medallions for 2020

2019 Wild Hikes medallion

2019 Year of the Pollinators

No more medallions for 2019

Wild hikes medallion 2018
2018 Year of the American Beech
Wild Hikes medallion 2017
2017 Year of Vibrant Green Spaces
Wild Hikes medallion 2016
2016 Celebrating 25 Years 
No more medallions for 2016
Wild Hikes medallion 2015
2015 Year of Soils
**low inventory
 Wild Hikes medallion 2014
2014 Year of the Salamander
Wild Hikes medallion 2013
2013 Year of the Snake
Wild Hikes medallion 2012
2012 Year of the Bat
Wild Hikes medallion 2011
2011 International Year of Forests
Wild Hikes medallion 2010
2010 Portage Park District Foundation
No more medallions for 2010
Wild Hikes medallion 2009
2009 Year of the River


Accepted payment methods are checks and exact cash only
To make a donation for a hiking staff and/or medallion, please make Checks out to:

Portage Park District Foundation
705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4
Ravenna, OH 44266