Welcome to Step It UP Trail Challenge

Want a healthier you? It all starts with just one step!


Take part in the Step It Up! Trail Challenge to meet fitness goals at your own pace as you explore the great outdoors. Log your steps (man, woman or child) while completing five out of seven designated trails and walking your way to a healthier lifestyle. Now in its second year, the challenge features trails at different parks with varying environments and lengths to make the experience fun and adventurous.


April 20–September 7, 2015


  • Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve: Pin Oak Trail (0.6 miles, nature)
  • Miami Whitewater Forest: Badlands Trail (1.7 miles, nature)
  • Otto Armleder Memorial Park & Recreation Complex: Shared-Use Trail (1.9 miles, paved)
  • Sharon Woods: Gorge Trail (0.7 miles, nature)
  • Shawnee Lookout: Little Turtle Trail (2.0 miles, nature)
  • Winton Woods: Harbor Loop Trail (1.7 miles, paved)
  • Woodland Mound: Shared-Use Trail (1.2 miles, paved)
  • National Trails Day at Miami Whitewater Forest/High Plains Shelter June 6: Take part in a trails project; check in at 8:30 a.m.


  1. Walk five of the seven designated trails between April 20–September 7. (Helping out with a National Trails Day project at Miami Whitewater Forest on June 6 also earns you the equivalent of one completed trail!)
  2. 817-729-0513, and track your steps and trail accomplishments at stepituptrailchallenge.org.
  3. Come to the Take a Walk in the Park event on September 27 at Sharon Woods to celebrate your success and pick up your free T-shirt!

Take a Walk in the Park

Sunday, September 27, 2015 | 12:30 p.m.–4 p.m.

Sharon Woods | Buckeye Falls
11450 Lebanon Road
Sharonville, Ohio 45241

Enjoy the open road as pedestrians take over the park!

More than a mile of park road will be closed to traffic for you to walk, run or bike with your family. Along the way, earn rewards at fitness station challenges, join in on a group fitness program, stop by a naturalist program and enjoy music, massages, dancing in the street and more.


People and bicycles are always free, but a vehicle requires an MVP ($10 annual; $3 daily).