Highbanks Hike

Marysville, Ohio

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This hike visits most of the highlights at Highbanks Metro Park. From the nature center, walk along steep shale ravines and through forest to a meadow observation deck. Next, head past a homesite and re-created cemetery of early area settlers. Hike by prehistoric earthworks from aboriginal Ohioans before reaching an overlook 110 feet above the Olentangy State Scenic River, then visit a wildlife blind astride a wetland. Finally, stop by a burial mound left by the ancient Adena Indians. The wellmarked and maintained trails are not too steep, making this hike doable by most trail enthusiasts.
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This hike visits most of the highlights at Highbanks Metro Park. From the nature center, walk along steep shale ravines and through forest to a meadow observation deck. Next, head past a homesite and re-created cemetery of early area settlers.

Hike by prehistoric earthworks from aboriginal Ohioans before reaching an overlook 110 feet above the Olentangy State Scenic River, then visit a wildlife blind astride a wetland. Finally, stop by a burial mound left by the ancient Adena Indians. The wellmarked and maintained trails are not too steep, making this hike doable by most trail enthusiasts.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Marysville
Distance: 5.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.5-4 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Metro Parks, 1069 W. Main St., Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 891-0700; www.metroparks.net
Local Maps: Highbanks Metro Park; USGS Powell
Driving Directions: Directions to Highbanks Hike

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