Lakes and Plains of Prairie Oaks Metro Park

West Jefferson, Ohio 43162

Lakes and Plains of Prairie Oaks Metro Park

Lakes and Plains of Prairie Oaks Metro Park Professional Review and Guide

"This hike covers many diverse sites and scenery at big Prairie Oaks Metro Park. First it travels past several lakes that are part of an old reclaimed surface-mine pit where sand was once extracted.

The hike straddles an elevated berm with Big Darby Creek on one side and the Darby Bend Lakes on the other—talk about a watery walk!— then explores woods along lower Big Darby Creek. Visit creekside lowlands before climbing to the Sycamore Plains, a restored upland prairie displaying yet another ecosystem. Head back north toward the Darby Bend Lakes for more still-water scenery before reaching the trailhead."

Lakes and Plains of Prairie Oaks Metro Park Reviews

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3/24/2018
Very nice walking/running trails. It''s pretty much gravel paths where we were but they do have wooded grass paths also. Animal friendly
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Trail Information

West Jefferson
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.6
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3.5- 4.5 hours
Duration
Year-round; spring and fall for wildflowers
Season
Metro Parks, 1069 W. Main St., Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 891-0700; www.metroparks.net
Local Contacts
Prairie Oaks Metro Park; USGS West Jefferson, Galloway, Plain City
Local Maps

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Jul 2018