The Darby Creek Trail is currently available in two disconnected segments that parallel Big Darby Creek, a State and National Scenic River on the western outskirts of Columbus.
The northern 3.5 miles of trail wind through Prairie Oaks Metro Park, a 500-acre park of grasslands and wildflowers. Here, you'll find picnic areas, restrooms and boating and fishing opportunities.
The southern segment, about 4 miles long, travels through Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, including passage through a bison viewing area.
Parking is available at the northern end of the Darby Creek Trail in Prairie Oaks Metro Park (3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, West Jefferson). At the southern end of the trail, you can park in Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park (1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway).