Battelle Darby Double Loop

West Jefferson, Ohio

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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 forests exuding a backwoods atmosphere. Just before returning to Big Darby Creek, you will join the Ancient Trail. This second loop cruises bottomlands along the stream, then climbs to a ?eld where you can see the Fort Ancient Mound, a visible part of an aboriginal Ohioan village that once thrived there. Return back through the valley of Big Darby Creek.
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

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 forests exuding a backwoods atmosphere. Just before returning to Big Darby Creek, you will join the Ancient Trail.

This second loop cruises bottomlands along the stream, then climbs to a ?eld where you can see the Fort Ancient Mound, a visible part of an aboriginal Ohioan village that once thrived there. Return back through the valley of Big Darby Creek.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: West Jefferson
Distance: 4.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2.5- 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Metro Parks, 1069 W. Main St., Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 891-0700; www.metroparks.net
Local Maps: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park; USGS Galloway
Driving Directions: Directions to Battelle Darby Double Loop

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