We've long been known for our outstanding hiking program for young children. People keep asking for us to host docent led hikes for adults and families on weekends.

We've listened - join us for hikes over the spring and summer! One of our nature docents leads the hikes where you can learn about the flora, fauna and history of our parks. Email us to reserve your spot and get detailed information.

Hikes in 2017:

Challenge Hike with the Friends

Sat. October 21, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hike the Grand Loop at Huddart. For hikers who want a longer, more strenuous hike. Start from the Zwierlein trail head and hike up the Dean and Chinquapin Trails to Skyline Tr. Then cross over to Crystal Springs Tr.and down to the start. 11 miles/6hours. Meet at 9:00 AM at the Zwierlein trail head. There is a $6 parking fee. Rain or shine.

Weekday Hike with the Friends: Huddart

Wed. October 25, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A short two hour hike through the lower part of Huddart with a close look at the Nature Trail. 3 miles. Meet 10am at the Zwierlein trailhead. There is a $6 parking fee. Rain or shine.

Weekday Hike with the Friends: Huddart

Wed. November 15, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

A longer hike along Richards Rd to Crystal Springs Tr. and up to Canyon Tr., returning on Campground Tr. 4 miles. Meet at 9:00 AM at the Zwierlein trailhead. There is a $6 parking fee. Rain or shine.

Family Hike with the Friends: Huddart

Sun. December 17, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Family Hike Just long enough for the youngsters to burn off some pre-Christmas energy. This hike starts at the parking lot just beyond the entrance kiosk at 2pm and will take about 2 hours. The hike is about 2 miles. There is a $6 parking fee. Rain or shine.