Clear Creek Loop

Rockbridge, Ohio 43149

Clear Creek Loop

Clear Creek Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 bluffs.

Leave the riparian zone for wooded hills, making a solid climb, and hike through upland meadows managed for wildlife. Revel in a forest cruise atop Cemetery Ridge, passing a relic barn from when this nature preserve was farmland, eight score distant. Descend steeply to enjoy the Clear Creek bottoms one more time before returning to the trailhead."

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Five-Star Trails: Columbus (Menasha Ridge Press)
Robert Loewendick
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"Walk through a creekside meadow of wildflowers to reach the start of a 4-mile stretch of seclusion and serenity. After climbing a steep switchback to the ridgetop, cruise along a mowed service road. Views of neighboring ridges sporadically open up on both sides of the forested crest trail before you descend into a mature hemlock forest. Maneuver around and over mossy boulders through the thick forest, before bursting out of the woods to follow the Clear Creek once again. This hike includes the Cemetery Ridge, Hemlock, and Creekside Meadows Trails." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3-4 hours
Clear Creek Metro Park, 23833 Clear Creek Rd., Rockbridge, OH 43149; (740) 969-8210;
Local Contacts
Clear Creek Metro Park; USGS Rockbridge.
Local Maps

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Dec 2018