Darby Creek Trail

Ohio

Darby Creek Trail Facts

States: Ohio
Counties: Franklin, Madison
Length: 7.8 miles
Trail end points: Prairie Oaks Metro Park (West Jefferson) and Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park (Galloway)
Trail surfaces: Gravel
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7291988
Trail activities: Bike, Mountain Biking, Walking

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Darby Creek Trail Description

The Darby Creek Trail is currently available in two disconnected segments that parallel Big Darby Creek, a State and National Scenic River on the western outskirts of Columbus.

The northern 3.5 miles of trail wind through 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 and Trail Access

Parking is available at the northern end of the Darby Creek 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).

Darby Creek Trail Reviews

Rode with my 11 years old son. The trail was good but would not recommend it road bikes. The trail is meant for walking, mountain bikes or hybrids. The stones on the gravel was a little bigger than normal. There was lots of hilly areas so lots more work on the legs. My son got tired faster.

Over all, lots of good scenery and lots of shades and lots of places to fish too!

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