Trails and Open Space Programs & Activities 


Night Hikes

Explore a trail by the light of the moon on these guided hikes. Enjoy activities that enhance the beauty and magic of our forest at night. Wear trail appropriate shoes and clothing. Please bring a small flashlight or headlamp; We will have a limited number of loaner flashlights. Pre-registration is required to ensure you have a spot on the hike. Ages 8 and up. 

Cost: $2 residents/ $3 non-residents

Register for 9/17/21

Register for 10/15/21

Register for 11/19/21

Autumn Splendor

Autumn Splendor Lakeside Loop Hike

Celebrate the beauty of fall with an epic day hike. Come along with Trails and Open Space staff on this seven-mile trek around Lake Chapman. Wear shoes for hiking and pack in essences for this 4-hour walk. The fall color should be spectacular.

Cost: Free + $2 entrance fee for Sandy Creek Park

Register for 11/13/21

Learn to Ride

True Beginner Adult Learn to Ride a Bike Workshop      

 Now is the time to check bicycling off your bucket list! As an adult, it’s hard to find the time, space and instruction needed to learn the basics of cycling. Bike Athens is collaborating with us to make it safe and friendly for grown folks to get on a bike and learn to ride. Small class size, private space, bikes and gear, expert instructors, everything you need to get off to a good start. 

Cost: $5 residents/ $7.50 non-residents


Register for 10/25/21