Columbus, OH

Big Darby Creek Metro Park

Stretching almost 13 miles, Big Darby Creek Metro Park runs along the Olentangy River and features more than 7,000 acres of forest, prairies, and wetlands. The park caters to a diverse set of activities including biking, kayaking, cross country skiing, fishing, hunting, ice skating, picnicking, sledding, walking, and of course, running. Bison are also known to roam freely in the park, within two enclosed pastures.

There is an extensive series of trails, combination of gentler and others more rugged and appropriate for trail running. The Darby Creek Greenway and the Edgewood, Lake, & Prairie Way trails are probably best for running. The others are for more moderate to challenging trail running.

Essentials
  • Multiple trail options. See park map & Trail info
  • Flat.
  • Depends on which trail you select

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Essentials
  • Multiple trail options. See park map & Trail info
  • Flat.
  • Depends on which trail you select