The Hiking Trail Hiding In Columbus That Will Transport You To Another World

If you’re looking for an unbelievable trail to hike in Columbus, check out the Sycamore Plains Trail at Prairie Oaks Metro Park. Sitting just outside I-270 and 25 minutes away from downtown, the park has nearly 500 acres of prairies, grasslands, and woods, all restored using seeds native to the area.

Prairie Oaks has many hiking areas, as well as a designated dog swimming area on the north end of the park. The southwest side has a wooded bridle trail, but the southeast side is where the best trails hides: the Sycamore Plains Trail.

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View a more detailed park map of Prairie Oaks for more details and get exploring!

Address: 3225 Plain City-Georgesville Rd., West Jefferson, OH 43162