The Darby Creek Trail is currently available in two disconnected segments that parallel the Big Darby State and National Scenic River on the western outskirts of Columbus.
The northern 3.5 miles of trail wind through the 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 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).