Looking for a great trail in Clear Creek Nature Preserve, Ohio? AllTrails has 5 great walking trails, dogs no trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Clear Creek Nature Preserve ranging from 2.3 to 10.8 miles and from 770 to 1,171 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

no dogs

really beautiful, but. large portion (the northern part) along a gas pipeline, which just takes away some of the magic.

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bugs
21 days ago

clearly marked trail

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bugs
1 month ago

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1 month ago

The cemetery ridge / hemlock trail loop is stunning! It’s also a good challenge with its steep inclines.

It was a beautiful day. Be careful what you plug into GPS. I just clicked the link from this site to maps. It brought me in the back way. And just told me to park at some fishing spot and said I would have to walk from there. I had no idea where the park was or the trails. I saw a sign for Lake Ramona. Hiked up there found an old road. Walked up there and ended up on a park road That end of the park is all nature preserve so no dogs allowed We got a map and drove to the dog trail at the entrance to the park which is a lovely one mile trail along the creek. Then you turn around and hike back

I took the trailhead that is located on the Fern trial. Beautiful park. There was one hill that was a heart pounder. The key is not to stop on the hill and don’t stop once you get to the top. Just keep on truckin.

on Clear Creek 8 Mile

6 months ago

One of my favorite hikes so far!

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9 months ago

We did this trail along with the Lake Trail to get close to 6 miles in total. Both trails are rugged and have some pretty challenging elevation changes (especially the Lake Trail). Beautiful scenery in both trails. Chestnut Trail has spots where you can see the greenery going all down the gorge. The Lake Trail often has neat mushroom bunches growing along the trail. It feels like you’re in a magical forest or something like that. Highly recommend!

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9 months ago

Most challenging hike in the central Ohio area for us so far. We started on the Cemetery Ridge trail, did most of the Fern Loop Trail until it got to the Hemlock trail head then we took the Hemlock Trail to the Creekside and back to the parking lot. Totaled about 8 miles. Cemetery Ridge is steep for the first .75 mile or so then is kind of boring as you are hiking on an access road. We loved the Fern and Hemlock trails. We didn’t see anyone on these trails. They are extremely rugged throughout and there are a number of spots where there is a drastic elevation change. But in spots, it felt like we could be on the west coast in the forest somewhere. Completely feel like you have been transported out of central OH. Highly recommend, just be prepared to do some steep uphill hiking.

Did the Hemlock Trail to the Fern Trail then back down the Hemlock Trail (about 4.5 miles). A great workout with great elevation gains, especially for the area. Will do again, but will add the Chestnut Trail out and back for a 8 mile, fairly hard hike.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Wonderful hike! Very pretty. There are some steep inclines at some points. Shaded the entire hike.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Well, it started out nicely enough through a pretty forested area with quite a bit of elevation change to keep things interesting along the Hemlock Trail and Fern Trails. Once we hit the Cemetery Ridge Trail, things got less interesting, the trail became more like an access road, and it stayed that way until we began our descent back to the parking area. This would be a 3.5-4 Star hike if you removed that portion f the cemetery ridge trail.

trail running
Sunday, May 06, 2018

My first time to the park and easy to find coming from Columbus. Saw some hikers and trail runners in the parking lot. Various trails which can be combined to make for a longer hike. There are no water faucets in the park so you have to take all the water you need. I combined a few trails and ended up with 11 miles exploring the park. Great mix of single track trail and forest road. Enjoyed the rolling hills and only saw a few people. if you want a good trail run and some elevation I highly recommend this metro park. No idea if swimming in Clear Creek is allowed next to the parking lot. There is a private camp, Camp Wyandot, on the other side of the creek.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

awesome hike. creek part was real nice, and the steep inclines were a challenge but worth it! very quiet out there

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Friday, February 23, 2018

The trail is in good shape for as much rain we have had. A decent about of steep up’s and down’s to get on and off the main trail.

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Didn’t do the 8 mile. Took in most of the Fern Trail for ruggedness and scenery. 6.3 miles total.

paddle sports
Friday, December 08, 2017

Need to go back here! We went canoeing a few years back and it was a blast! The water was a little low that year though so we got our canoe stuck a few times, but hey! That’s the fun of canoeing!

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

actually got almost nine when added fern loop to hemlock instead of taking rhe shorter part of the loop. lots of steep up and downs. rhw temperature waa ablur 35. no problem keeping warm.

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Decent elevation through out our hike! definitely made for a fun workout!

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Sunday, March 05, 2017

I love Clear Creek MP. Most of the trails are in great shape and pretty scenic. Especially Fern, Hemlock, and Chestnut trails. They are probably the most difficult of all of them but also most scenic. And by difficult I only mean in terms of elevation gain. Trails are all maintained and clear. My favorite of all the C-Bus Metro Parks.

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

FIRST Hike of the Fall

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Sunday, January 03, 2016

Took the Creekside Trail to the Hemlock Trail Head. Some good elevation and awesome views overlooking the Hemlock groves. Trail was in good shape despite the heavy rains last week, some steep climbing but proved no problem for the kids. Great first hike of 2016. Bonus: Perfect wooden bench at the top of the ridge, nice place to rest and overlook the ravine.

Hike it as part of 10 mile hike in Clear Creek. It is then a Moderate hike.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

note: this trail is part of CMP and is located in Clear Creek MP off of US-33 on Clear Creek Rd.

Very nice HR trail. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the wild life and scenery. Beautiful rock formations. A must see in the area.

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1 month ago

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