Sand Run Mingo Trail / Birthday Bash hike

About 4 miles, but a bit challenging because of the hills.  It will take about 1 1/2 hours.  Please note - there are a few Sand Run roads, so double check your GPS directions against the directions below.

Let's do the Mingo Trail - A nicely shaded forest trail which follows Sand Run Stream up the valley. We'll take the high trail just below the crest ridge on the way back.

Rated intermediate for the hills

From Merriman Road in Akron, turn up North Portage Path for 1/4 mile and turn right onto Sand Run Parkway at the overhead flashing Orange Light. Come 1/2 mile up Sand Run Parkway to the sign indicating Shadow Field on the left. If you go past the visitor center on the right, you've gone too far.

The trail may be muddy at points.  Hiking boots are recommended.  You may want a flashlight for the end of the hike (though the ambient light is usually enough).

After the hike, we can go to Getaway for food, drinks, music and dancing!  Andy's band, the Fabulous Voices will be playing there! 1462 North Portage Path  Akron, OH 44313 [masked])

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  • Ed B.

    Thanks for coming everyone! I nice hike and a fun time at the Getaway!

    April 20, 2013

  • Robin

    Cheers to Ed and Andy & ALL (incl. Jim & Liz & others in absentia ...:) for remembering the "April BD Crew" -- always fun to celebrate w/fellow neo hikers:) Special thanks to Mike for good eats, Cappy for one very smooth shave ... and Donna, I will indeed take you up on that pool challenge.

    April 20, 2013

  • Aditi

    Thanks for putting this together Ed! And thanks for a great night Jim - I look forward to shooting pool with you again! And Robin - I would love to lose at pool with sometime too! :)

    April 19, 2013

  • Wendy

    My son has car trouble,,,I'm still going to try to make it. Happy Birthday to all the April birthdays

    April 19, 2013

  • Wendy

    I can't make the hike but I'm planning on the Getaway

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry...I am a fair weather hiker

    April 19, 2013

  • Robin

    FYI -- brightening up this way but wind is COLD and gusting, 20+mph this eve ... dig out your hat & mitts if you are hiking :)

    April 19, 2013

  • Robin

    (Mildly) sprained foot -- should I hike or save it for dancing?

    April 19, 2013

  • Maria Z

    shoot, can't make this, change of plans. Happy Birthday all!

    April 18, 2013

    • Robin

      Thanks Maria ... have a great weekend!

      April 19, 2013

  • Robert G.

    can't make hike due to work but will try to make it to Getaway for a
    little while

    April 18, 2013

  • Andy H.

    Woo hoo! Birthdays! Wendy, Wobin, Betsy, Bill, Kim, Mark, John and LeAnn's birthdays this month, too!

    1 · April 17, 2013

  • Mark L

    I have a birthday also!

    April 15, 2013

  • Aditi

    Betsy, Bill, Kim and John also have birthdays this month!

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • Andy H.

    We have some birthdays in the hiking club.. uh..oh, yes.. Wendy, Robin and who else?!! We will reserve some tables for after the hike! The Getaway has great food for hungry hikers!

    April 15, 2013

  • Wendy T.

    i have to work

    April 15, 2013

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