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.


Great Trail

   January, 2017 by mommyoatneal

My son and I use this trail when I come home to see my mom in Ottawa Hills. Perfect for a brisk walk any time of the year. The residents/walkers/joggers/bikers are very courteous of one another. Anyone living along this trail are really blessed to have more

A well maintained and safe trail

   September, 2016 by purejoyriding

I ride this trail often taking the link to it out of Wildwoods metropark. It is a great trail with nice surroundings despite being in a well populated area. This is a trail that can be enjoyed as a leisurely ride or can be taken at a fair rate of speed more

Great exercise

   September, 2015 by wed678

I work near this trail and try to ride everyday on lunch. It really helps break up the monotony of having a desk job. read more