Hello and thank you for taking an interest in the Hilltop Hikers! 2018 marked our 25th year as a club! If you would like to try a couple of hikes out before you join, we would love to have you as our guest. Show up to any one of the listed hikes and see if you like it. We are a friendly group.
Just click on the link below for our latest schedule. If you have further questions just email someone under "Contact Us" link. We look forward to meeting you. To see our membership fees and perks please visit the “Join Hilltop Hikers” tab.
The schedules below tell you the name of the hike, the time and the meeting location. Then it tells you the level of hiking and how many miles it is. A 5 mile hike is generally 2 hours. Please leave enough time. Then it tells you if there are "restroom facilities" (RR). For your convenience, we have given you directions and the leader for that hike. Be sure you bring water and dress for the season.
Here are the level descriptions: Level 1 - Easy/Beginner, Level 2 - Moderately Easy/Novice, Level 3 - Moderate/Intermediate, Level 4 - Difficult/Advanced, Level 5 - Strenuous/Expert
When you arrive, you will be greeted by the hike leader. They will have you sign our hiking sheet under "guest". If you decide to join, you will get credit for your miles hiked (30 days retroactive).
9/7/19: Butterbridge Rd. will be closed for 60 days starting Sept. 9. This closure affects 2 hikes in September. Tuesday morning hikes on Sept. 10 and Sept. 24 will be moved to Crystal Springs Trailhead, 4503 Erie Ave. NW, Massillon. Across from Bocca Grande Restaurant.
6/15/19: The hike at Portage Lakes on 6/16/19 at 9:30am is canceled due to severe weather, and risk of flooding.
5/28/19: THE McKINLEY MONUMENT HIKE AT 5:30 pm ON 5/28/19 IS CANCELED DUE TO SEVERE STORMS AND TORNADOES PREDICTED DURING THAT TIME.
5/3/19: The day trip for Hocking Hills on 5/4/19 is cancelled due to the weather forecast. Silver Creek hike will go on as planned. Hocking Hills will be rescheduled.
DUE TO FLOODING WE WILL START HERE!
APRIL 2, TUESDAY 9:30 AM BRIDGEPORT QUARRY TRAILHEAD Level 2, 5 miles (BT= 5 miles), RR. Address: 3455 Erie Ave. NW, Massillon. On Erie Ave. between Forty Corners Rd. NW and Lake Ave. NE.
April 2019 hiking schedule for non members
2/24/2019: The Quail Hollow hike on 2/24/19 at 2:00 PM cancelled due to high wind warnings of 65mph.
1/29/2019: The Petros Park hike on 1/31/19 is cancelled due to extreme temps.
1/29/2019: The Jackson Park hike on 1/30/19 is cancelled due to extreme temps.
The Mogadore hike on 1/20/19 cancelled due to Snowmageddon
12/24/18: Due to the government shut down the hike for December 29th has changed.
DECEMBER 29 SATURDAY 10 AM PORTAGE LAKES STATE PARK Level 2, 7 miles (shorter 5 miles option), RR. Meet at the first parking lot on the right in the park. Address: 5031 Manchester Rd., Akron. Directions: Take I-77 north to the Rte. 241/ 619 exit. Go north (right) on Rte. 241, then turn left onto Rte. 619. Go to Rte. 93 and turn south (left) for about a mile to the park entrance on the left. Leader: Lynn Lenart
The Crystal Springs hike is cancelled on September 11th due to flooding.
The scouting hike is cancelled on September 7th due to hunting in the area.
The Martindale hike scheduled for Thursday, June 7th will start at 9:00 AM instead of 10:00 AM
ALERT 6/30/18: The Wetmore and Langes Trail hike on Sunday, July 2nd at 1:00 PM is cancelled due to extreme heat. Please note the 9:30 AM hike at Craig Pittman is still on.
ALERT 4/17/18: Due to flooding, Tuesday's hike (4/17/18) will start from Bridgeport Quarry
***APRIL 11 WEDNESDAY 10 AM FRY FAMILY PARK SCOUTING HIKE CANCELLED. Rescheduled at a later date***
ATTENTION HIKE CHANGE FOR SUNDAY JANUARY 20th, 2018!!!
Due to the Federal Government shutdown we had to move the location of the hike out of the national park. All restrooms in the national park will be locked according to the rangers. Sunday's Me and My Dog hike will now be at Mogadore Reservoir at 2:00.
Happy Days hike on Jan. 13th at 10:00AM is canceled due to inclement weather.
Crystal Springs hike on Jan. 2nd at 9:30AM is canceled due to severe wind chill advisory.
HILLTOP HIKERS 25TH ANNIVERSARY STARTS IN 2018!
*********The Mogadore Reservoir hike on Saturday, November 18th, is canceled. ***********
The Walborn Reservoir hike on Jan 22nd will be changed to Mogadore Reservoir
due to flooding.
Meet at the Boathouse parking lot on Rte. 43 about 2 miles north of Rte. 224.
Whitacre scouting hike cancelled for Jan 3rd
The Malabar hike scheduled for Saturday, August 27th at 10:00 am has been canceled.
Here are the correct directions for Mill Stream Run hike on July 9th. I-77 north to Rte. 18 west to I-71 north to exit 231 (82 east). We will be doing 5.5 miles on the red trail first. Then you can choose to go on to complete the full 10 miles. This hike is still a level 3-4 because of steep slopes and ravines.
2/9/16 Oakhill hike is canceled.
2/13/2016 Walborn hike is canceled.
July 2015 hiking schedule for non members
Our Tuesday, July 7th hike at Walborn is cancelled.