How Do You Hike?
The days are shorter, the weather is cooler, the humidity lower - it's perfect Florida hiking weather just in time for the Hillsborough County Hiking Spree, now in its third year. Hiking Spree gives you a great excuse to get outdoors and explore the county's conservation parks, nature preserves, and recreation center and neighborhood park trails all while getting exercise, and seeing the wonders of nature up close. Hiking Spree is free, so it's easy to join in the adventure.
Here's how it works:
- Between Nov. 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019, register and begin hiking
- Hike a total of eight trails from the list provided. One can be of your choice
- Complete and return the form, and you'll receive a commemorative medallion, patch, or sticker.
Hiking Spree works strictly on an honor system. Nobody monitors your progress. Each of the designated trails is rated easy, moderate, or strenuous, and classified all-purpose, basic, or primitive. Several are accessible.
Anyone may participate. There are no age or physical restrictions, and you don't have to be a Hillsborough County resident. Visitors are welcome to participate, too.
How do you hike? We want to know. Share your hiking adventures with us by tagging Hillsborough County on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and by using the hashtag #TakeAHikeHC. Get creative, have some fun - whether you prefer the solitude of a solo hike, the camaraderie and conversation of friends, or quality time forging family bonds, share your videos.
Can't wait to record your hike? Visit HCFLGov.net/HikingSpree for details.