Best Easy Day Hikes Columbus  by Susan Finch

Best Easy Day Hikes: Columbus Guide Book

by Susan Finch (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Columbus  by Susan Finch
Discover a region of diverse scenery and natural beauty- an area of wetland preserves, dense forests, rim trails, jagged outcroppings of blackhand sandstone, elaborate gardens, swamp forests, and gorge trails.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Columbus" Guide Book
Displaying trails 17 of 17.

Displaying trails 1 to 17 of 17.

Ancient glacial activity helped create the present-day A. W. Marion State Park and the surrounding Till Plains eco-region. Like many of the wetland areas and native forests of Ohio, the land was drain ...
Circleville, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
The Dyer Mill Trail is part of Battelle Darby Metro Park, the largest in the system. Dubbed one of the “last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere” by The Nature Conservancy, the park boasts oak-hick ...
West Jefferson, OH - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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The largest park in the system, Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park features 6,786 acres of rolling fields, forests, and open prairies with 11 miles of trails ranging from easy to difficult. Hikers can c ...
West Jefferson, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
Walk along the rim of a sandstone gorge cut by the Licking River. Learn more about the park’s mysterious Native American legacy and ancient namesake. Hikers are rewarded with views of a quarry from th ...
Toboso, OH - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.8
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The oldest metro park in the system, this 643-acre park features relatively undisturbed forest and wildlife with open meadows, fields, and seasonal ponds. Blacklick Woods officially opened to the pub ...
Reynoldsburg, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
Hike through oak-hickory and beech-maple forests along stream-cut ravines in a park renowned for its birding activity. Opened in 1951, 650-acre Blendon Woods Metro Park features stream-cut ravines n ...
Westerville, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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Hike along a ridge trail more than 150 feet high offering dazzling views of the Columbus skyline from the observation deck, blackhand sandstone, and woodland beauty. The sloping ridge along the 486- ...
Carroll, OH - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
Drive past “Leaning Leena” and hike along Clear Creek before ascending through a forest and accessing a secluded rim trail. Clear Creek Metro Park, one of the most pristine parks in the Columbus metr ...
Rockbridge, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
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Hike along the rim of the hollow for sandstone overlooks, rock outcroppings, and tumbling waterfalls on one of the best scenic trails in Ohio. Afterwards, hike through the belly of the gorge for a loo ...
South Bloomingville, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
Hike through rolling meadows and make a loop through an ornate Japanese garden, conifers, and wooded forests. Stop by the lake and take a walk through a deciduous cypress garden. Nature enthusiasts B ...
Jacksontown , OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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Now surrounded by farmlands, Glacier Ridge was named for the moraine that was left by the retreating Wisconsinan glacier. Today the area features a restored 250-acre wetland, a boardwalk, and an obser ...
Worthington, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
Wind through Edward F. Hutchins State Nature Preserve and stop by the observation deck for a 110-foot-elevation view of the Olentangy River. Meet up with Dripping Rock Trail for a hike through hardwoo ...
Lewis Center, OH - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.1
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Hike along a sandstone gorge past waterfalls, rocks, and caves to discover the mystery of Hocking Hills’ hermit. Stop to see the unique streambed formation of Devil’s Bathtub and view the Sphinx Head ...
South Bloomingville, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
Hike through a scenic nature preserve featuring over 2,000 species of plants, a rock garden, flowerbeds, and woodlands.
Westerville, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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Take a walk along the Scioto River in downtown Columbus for skyline views, outdoor pavilions, an interactive museum, and a touch of history. North Bank Park lies just north of downtown Columbus and in ...
Columbus, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
Hike through 762 acres of open meadows and bur oak forests before taking a stroll alongside Schrock Lake. 3.2 Arrive at the Honda Wetland Education Center. Unless you’ve arranged for a shuttle, retrac ...
Westerville, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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Take a walk through some of Ohio’s protected wetlands, explore a glacial outwash bank, and see migrating birds and more along the wetland boardwalk.
Royalton, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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