2019 Hiking Spree

Hiking Spree

Get up, get out, and discover Hillsborough County's wild side during the Hiking Spree! Take a solo trip or hike with friends. Each trail is a unique, fun way to explore outdoor Florida.

How it works

Complete a minimum of eight designated trails between Nov. 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Participants may hike on their own, with a group, or through one of our guided park staff hikes. Some sites have entrance and parking fees.

Access hikers

Hikers may repeat any trail twice for credit, as long as the hikes occur on different dates.


You must register to track your hikes and get your reward.


Send us your videos

HTV is putting together Hiking Spree videos that YOU create. Get creative and record your hike, then send it to us and go viral!

Video Rules

  1. Upload the video
  2. Email HTV the following information with the subject line Hiking Spree Video Information:
    • Your name
    • Name of the park you attended
    • Name of the uploaded file
    • Your Twitter or Instagram handle (if you want to be mentioned)

If you put it on social media please tag it: #TakeaHikeHC. Videos submitted must not contain anything dangerous, vulgar, or illegal. By submitting your video you agree that Hillsborough County has the right to use or alter your video for the purpose of promoting the Hiking Spree.

Upload Videos


Upon completion of your spree you can choose between a medallion or an official Access Hiker Patch. Turn in your completed form by March 31, 2019 either in person or by mail.

Hiking Spree Form


Bring your completed form to one of the following locations:

By mail

Send your completed form with a stamped, self addressed envelope to:

HCPRD Hiking Spree
Bell Creek CELM Admin Offices
10940 McMullen Rd.
Riverview, FL 33569


We have 19 locations and 25 trails to choose from, plus for one of your hikes you can choose from anywhere on earth.

Difficulty Levels

Trail Classes

  • A - All purpose
  • B - Basic
  • C - Primitive


  • 1 - Easy
  • 2 - Moderate
  • 3 - Strenuous (rough terrain)


Want to go Hiking with a Viking? See dates and how to register. 

Blazes and hiking spots

Visit our hiking page, to find out information about blazes (directional trail marks) and a list of some of our best hiking spots.