Hemlock to Creekside Meadows Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"As you drive southeast from Columbus on US 33, the flat landscape is abruptly interrupted by short but steep ridges and hollows. This topographic change marks where the last glacier ended—where Midwest gives way to Appalachia. Glacial meltwater created the beautiful Clear Creek, which today is surrounded by a biodiverse forest, sandstone outcroppings, and many bird species that call this place home.
Begin and end next to Clear Creek and make a 3-mile loop on the appropriately named Hemlock and Fern Trails—there are about forty fern species in the park. The more common ones you'll see include Christmas, wood, maidenhair, and sensitive fern, as well as ebony spleenwort and polypody fern."