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 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.