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Rockbridge - Clear Creek Metro Park

185 Clear Creek Road


Clear Creek Metro Park features over 5,300 acres of woodland interspersed with blackhand sandstone cliffs, ravines and creeks and is home to more than 2,200 species of plants and animals. Forested areas range from Canadian hemlocks and ferns, to oak and hickory, to Ohio's last remaining colonies of rhododendron. Home to Ohio's largest state nature preserve.

Hours :6:30am to dark


Tanner Cole

Monday, Sep. 4, 2017
My number one choice for a quick hike if you live in Columbus. The hemlock trail looks like you're hiking through Middle Earth. Go after (or during) a rain and you'll probably find some cool forest fungi!!!

Perry Coate

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
I have visited this just one time and hiked about 4 miles. It feels more like a State park than a Metro park in both it's size and beauty. It's the prettiest Metro park I've seen.

Nick Hinson

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
Serene. Peaceful. Something different to see Everytime.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016
This place was underwhelming. Granted, I went in the summer during the height of the cicada bloom. There were bugs everywhere. I had a tick on my arm after a mile. Bees were chasing me, and they were hard to get away from because of all of the tree roots in the path. Poison ivy and oak everywhere, almost unavoidable. The terrain is hilly and gives you a workout but nowhere near as scenic as Hocking Hills. There were a few pluses. I didn't see a single person on the trail (could be a minus if you fall and get hurt; no cell reception either). It was also a pretty strenuous hike (for Ohio). I also bet this place is gorgeous in spring/fall, but in the summer it is pretty miserable. Hocking Hills is much better, it just gets to crowded. I guess this place is for the overflow.

Manda Logan

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017
Never disappoints - beautiful, moderate incline, never run into too many people on the trails

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