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 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

my trail

   May, 2015 by toledojoe

this is a great trail I am super excited there extending it close to my home. I will be able to ride out my front door to the other side of the city and back. read more

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 more