University/Parks Trail

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The University/Parks Trail is a wide, paved trail that extends from Toledo into its western suburbs along a former railroad corridor. More than half the trail also parallels an active freight line.

Despite its suburban setting, the trail runs primarily through a wooded corridor with the occasional meadow or wetlands along the way. In the east, the trail provides convenient access to the University of Toledo, while a spur trail north of Central Avenue leads to Wildwood Preserve Metropark in Sylvania. True to its name, the park is home to a wide variety of plant and animal life.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the University/Parks Trail is available at: Tam-O-Shanter, McCord Road, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Ottawa Hills Municipal Building, the University of Toledo Southwest Academic Center and Ottawa Park.

Reviews

University Park Bike-Hike Trail

   May, 2009 by budzenko

University Park Bike-Hike Trail By budzenko on May 18, 2009 The pleasant suburban trail is maintained by the Lucas County MetroParks in the Toledo OH area. The 6.3 mile trail is open each day 7AM until dusk all tear round. Motorized vehicles are ...read more

A bit of heaven in Toledo

   October, 2008 by toniburger

I am 54 yrs old and have been rollerblading the University Bike trail since it opened about 10 yrs ago. I am so grateful for it! I start at the U. of Toledo and blade to the King Rd end and back, about 12 miles. I feel like it is my friend and my home...I ...read more

Map error

   September, 2008 by JackRB

The interactive map for this trail is incorrect. The trail actually follows the old rail spur than turns west between Central Ave. and I475. The rail spur that the map uses heading north east from there is still a semi active rail line. read more