All Purpose Trail and Oak Openings Preserve Metropark Trail

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Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

All Purpose Trail and Oak Openings Preserve Metropark Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Whitehouse, Ohio that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.3 miElevation gain75 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashWheelchair friendlyKid friendlyStroller friendlyHikingNature tripsRoad bikingSnowshoeingWalkingRunningForestLakePartially pavedViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Hybrid trail of hard pack dirt and pavement. This is the Brown loop in the Oak Openings Preserve Metropark. Accessibility: This asphalt, concrete, and packed dirt trail is estimated to typically be at least 7 feet wide. The slope is moderately steep in some sections and estimated to range from -9% (downhill) to 6% (uphill) grade. There is an estimated 9% steep downhill section at about 3.0 miles when going counterclockwise. There are at least 3 ADA-compliant car parking spots with 2 access aisles at the small paved trailhead lot. The most accessible portion of this trail is heading counterclockwise along this loop along the paved path for about a mile. Enjoy!

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Rachel Birt
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Hiking

Various states of trail hazard. Somebody some icy, but mostly clear. The western edge of this trail is under a lot of invasive species management and you might have to cross trails to complete the loop.

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Brian Crosson
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RunningOff trail

This trail was under construction in a few areas and added to the confusion of trying to stay on the correct path. More intersections than signage. Which leads to getting off-course and getting lost if you're not watching that app map as you travel. So pay close attention or plan on running/hiking/walking additional miles. Scenery was very pretty, especially in the pines. Trail was in pretty good shape and not too muddy or wet.

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Julie Zemnicki
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HikingGreat!

Great hiking trail. Very few people. Lots of different ecosystems in one trail. I had a little bit of difficulty following the trail markers at times.

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Ellen Leonard
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Roger Bischoff
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Roger Bischoff
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Giulio Ornella
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Hiking

Could not find the trail on the west part

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Sarah Smith
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Phillip Pratt
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HikingBlowdownBugsMuddyWashed out
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Samson Holbrook
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HikingBugsMuddy

After WEEKS of rain, nothing but mosquitoes! Literally followed by a cloud for 3 miles! Intended to do more but even DEET was no match

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Anthony Capucini
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Tom Allen
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HikingMuddy

great hike on a brisk morning

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Lizz Dobmeyer
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Walking

My husband and I hiked this trail on a very breezy summer day. It is a very nice trail, easy to walk, with some nice views. Oak Openings in general is a very nice metropark, with some very fun things to do. They have shelter houses that can be rented for parties and such, and some very nice offshoot trails. Just a short trip from Toledo, this is a great park!

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Nicholas Kaufman
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Mountain biking

I was goin to mountain bike but all paved trails. Fish are lazy and if u bass fish a lot like me this is boring. Fish only go for bobbers.

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Christopher Fletcher
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Hiking

Completed this loop and others as part of a 10 mile hike with our Boy Scout Troop. Nice trail, better suited for running or biking than hiking. Loop is actually 5.3 miles, not 5 as listed.

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Jeff Van Demark
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Mountain biking
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Nice wide, smooth, well maintained bike trail close to Toledo. Trail is about 75% hard-pack dirt so I would not take a road bike here. A hybrid is well suited to this trail. Probably too tame for the hardcore MTB crowd. Bike path trailhead is at the evergreen lake parking area. Trail is almost entirely through mature forest. Trail is well marked. The trail intersects several walking/hiking and equestrian trails on which bikes are not allowed. This is the perfect trail to slow down and enjoy the surroundings!

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Seth Wright
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Lauren Bacans-Grounds
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Hiking
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Jocelyn Zappala
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Emily Sgro
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Michael Rogers
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Geoff Kies
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Mike Ziegler
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Road biking
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Kyle Springer
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Backpacking
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Rob Burkholder
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Hiking
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Ben Straub
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