Best Hikes Near Columbus Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near Columbus  by Johnny Molloy

257pp/guides/maps
ISBN: 9780762771745

Greater Columbus is blessed with a range of hikes that explore Ohio’s biodiversity. It all starts with area residents acknowledging and preserving this scenic beauty in the capital region and points beyond. The citizenry could see that the special places would remain special if they were held by the public for the public to use and enjoy. In 1945 the Metro Parks system began a tradition of creating parks. Other parks and preserves were expanded or came to be, from the eightdecades-old Blacklick Woods to newer parks such as Walnut Woods, and trails became part of these natural oases.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes Near Columbus" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: This hike makes a loop through extremely hilly and wooded terrain centered by a small lake. You will navigate a nest of sometimes confusing paths with an amazing number of trail intersections for the ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Columbus, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: This hike explores Metro Parks’ largest park, Battelle Darby. First, saddle along the banks of Big Darby Creek, then pass under a historic railroad to begin a loop on the Terrace Trail. Walk in lush f ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
West Jefferson, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This is one beautiful hike, a must-do for all central Ohioans. Take the Blackhand Trail into a deepening gorge along the Licking River, and enjoy blu?s towering over the river while traversing a user- ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Newark, OH - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: Enjoy a multi-mile, multi-environment, multi-loop trek through the oldest park in the Columbus Metro Parks system, and visit one of Metro Parks’ oldest structures. Head south to enter Tucker State Nat ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Columbus, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.9
... Preview: This hike at a nature-oriented Delaware County park explores a patchwork of stream, woodlands, wetlands, and hills, as well as restored prairie, all on well-marked and maintained trails that make for ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Marysville, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This out-and-back trek wanders the east shore of big C. J. Brown Reservoir, within the boundaries of Buck Creek State Park. Start near the park marina and enjoy immediate vistas of the lake. Undulat ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Springfield, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Take a comprehensive tour of this sandstone canyon, where sheer cli?s drop to a gorge below. You will ?rst walk the rim of the gorge, admiring the rock formations both immediately in front of you and ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Columbus, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: Purportedly the ?rst Appalachian mountain rising southeast of Columbus, Chestnut Ridge presents a circuit hike past springs, a rock quarry, and wooded slopes, and atop a high ridge where views await. ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Columbus, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: This loop takes place at a scenic metro park that also has the special designation of state nature preserve. Start the hike cruising the forests and dales along Clear Creek, exploring bottoms and blu? ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Columbus, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: Visitors have been hiking Clifton Gorge for two centuries. No wonder, as the Little Miami River ?ows in rapids and pools below sheer canyon walls. Footpaths travel both below and above the gorge rim ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Xenia, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: You will be exploring both meadow and woods on this hike. Leave the Whispering Oaks Picnic Area and begin a loop that leads to the banks of Big Darby Creek, a state scenic river. A spur trail visits t ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
West Jefferson, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: You won’t believe you are in Ohio while on this geologically mind-blowing trek in a state nature preserve. First, climb the rim above Conkles Hollow, where rock outcrops provide inspiring views across ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Columbus, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: This is an unusual hike. As its name implies, Dawes Arboretum is an interesting collection of trees, plants, and ?owers—a place where roads and trails course through fascinating ?ora, allowing you to ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Newark, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: This hike explores the lesser visited, lesser developed, natural side of Dawes Arboretum. Located east of OH 13, this wild-area hike makes a loop, ?rst climbing to the site of an Indian mound and then ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Newark, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: This trek combines several interconnected hiker-only trails on a high peninsula overlooking Deer Creek Lake. Start on the Ridge Trail, passing a wildlife blind before opening onto a grassy hill above ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Chillicothe, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This hike combines trails at Deer Haven Preserve, a Delaware County preservation park, with paths at Havener Park, which also has traditional ball ?elds and such. You will cruise through the wooded wa ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Marysville, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: The shores of Delaware Reservoir are the setting for this woodsy trek. You will leave the busy park marina on the Mink Run Trail, hiking the valley of Mink Run, then begin a circuit that curves out to ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Delaware, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Located within Battelle Darby Metro Park, this hike makes a circuit in the lowermost reaches of Little Darby Creek. The loop leaves an attractive picnic area and heads up along Little Darby. It then ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
West Jefferson, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: This historic hike heads to an important resource for aboriginal Ohioans and beyond who came to to quarry for the ideal stone with which to create points for arrows, spears, and other tools. Here you ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Newark, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: Two trails add up to a varied experience at this Columbus Metro Park. Take the Red Oak Trail on a gravel path, exploring deciduous ?atwoods, then join the asphalt Marsh Hawk Trail, looping through ?el ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Columbus"
Dublin, OH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3