Columbus, OH Trails and Parks

Columbus has 31 trails in the vicinity, including 20 hiking trails and 7 for fishing. These trails range from 0.8 to 9 miles in length. The most popular trails are Overlook and Dripping Rock Trails, Alum Creek State Park Mountain Bike Trail and Teutonic Village Volksbike. Trails.com member Kathy R. recently completed Conkles Hollow Hike.
  • Alum Creek State Park Mountain Bike TrailView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Located twelve miles north of Columbus from the Interstate 270 beltway. There's a two-mile loop designed for beginning riders and a five-mile ...

  • Overlook and Dripping Rock TrailsView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  About 2 to 3 hours
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Highbanks gets its name from the towering shale riverbanks that rise from the Olentangy, a state scenic river. Your best bet to see the unusual ...

  • Conkles Hollow HikeView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  2-2.5 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Teutonic Village VolksbikeView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Road Biking  
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Just south of downtown Columbus is one square mile of once-blighted inner city. In 1959 a movement started to renovated the solid brick houses ...

  • North Bank ParkView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Take a walk along the Scioto River in downtown Columbus for skyline views, outdoor pavilions, an interactive museum, and a touch of history. ...

  • O’Shaughnessy ReservoirView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Fishing  
    •  Guide

    One of three Columbus city reservoirs providing good bass fishing close to town with no horsepower restrictions. Impounded by the city of Columbus ...

  • Hoover ReservoirView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Fishing  
    •  Guide

    Hoover is a large reservoir with good bass and saugeye fishing; it is one of the primary water sources for the city of Columbus. It has a 10-hp ...

  • Griggs ReservoirView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Fishing  
    •  Guide

    A long, narrow body of water with good bass fishing and an excellent tailwater fishery. In 1904 Griggs was the first of two water supply reservoirs ...

  • Darby CreekView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Fishing  
    •  Guide

    Darby Creek is one of the top float streams in Ohio for smallmouth bass. Darby Creek is a highly regarded stream and designated State and National ...

  • Buckeye LakeView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Fishing  
    •  Guide

    Buckeye Lake is a resort lake heavily used by recreational boaters. Buckeye Lake is another one of the early canal lakes impounded for the purpose ...

  • Alum Creek LakeView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Fishing  
    •  Guide

    One of the top lakes in the state for crappie, saugeye, and muskie. Alum Creek Lake is among the largest reservoirs in Ohio and one of the last ...

  • Scioto Audubon Metro Park WalkView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5- 2.5 hours
    •  2.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the most unusual hike in the entire guide. The setting is downtown Columbus along the banks of the Scioto River. Start your adventure ...

  • Meadow Lark TrailView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    •  0.8 miles

    Meadow Lark Trail is a hiking trail in Columbus, Ohio. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 779 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 ...

  • Blacklick Creek Trail (Extension)View Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    •  1.3 miles

    Blacklick Creek Trail (Extension) is a hiking and biking trail in Columbus, Ohio. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 791 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Alum Creek TrailView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    •  3.9 miles

    Alum Creek Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Columbus, Ohio. It is 3.9 miles long and begins at 741 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...

  • Cantwell Cliffs LoopsView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5- 2.5 hours
    •  1.9 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Rockbridge State Nature PreserveView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  2-2.5 hours
    •  2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Visit the largest natural bridge in the Buckeye State amid this protected special swath of the greater Hocking Hills. Travel a right-of-way to ...

  • Clear Creek LoopView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5- 4.5 hours
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Alley Park HikeView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5-2 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Hargus Lake Loop at A. W. Marion State ParkView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5-3 hours
    •  3.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Make a circuit around attractive Hargus Lake at this classic, family-friendly state park. First, cross the dam that backs up Hargus Creek and ...

  • Shallenberger State Nature PreserveView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5-2 hours
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike explores a protected state nature preserve in Fair?eld County near the town of Lancaster. You will start out cruising the slopes of ...

  • Stages Pond State Nature PreserveView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  2-2.5 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Stages Pond turns the argument on its head that Ohio’s ?atlands o?er little for the nature enthusiast. A walk here divulges another side of central ...

  • Slate Run HikeView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  4-5 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike is steeped in human and natural history. Start at a living-history farm, where you can see central Ohio lifeways from days gone by. ...

  • Chestnut Ridge HikeView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5-2 hours
    •  2.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Purportedly the ?rst Appalachian mountain rising southeast of Columbus, Chestnut Ridge presents a circuit hike past springs, a rock quarry, and ...

  • Hikes of Pickerington Ponds Metro ParkView Trail Details

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    Columbus, OH

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5-4 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Pickerington Ponds Metro Park is an aggregation of wetlands—ponds, marshes, and creeks. It also has a collection of mostly unconnected trails ...