Castalia Quarry Reserve is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Castalia, Ohio that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

1 month ago

Nice outing. Wife and I really enjoyed it.

hiking
2 months ago

very short easy hike

hiking
3 months ago

Nice walk through the woods. Took my two year old son and I about an hour to walk the loop.

walking
3 months ago

Just so there is no confusion, the parking for the quarry is across the street from the trailhead. There is a trail just next to the parking lot that we initially confused as the quarry, but they aren't the same. The Quarry Trail offers some canopy on the rim surrounding the quarry, but the quarry itself is completely exposed to sunlight. There were several Turkey or Pigeon Hawks flying overhead but otherwise not a lot of wildlife. Over all it is a pretty nice outting but nothing spectacular. The trail on the side of the parking lot is in the woods with plenty of canopy overhead. Both trails would be suitable for mountain biking and another outting is in the making.

hiking
4 months ago

Took two families with teens and did the 2 mile loop. Just long enough to stretch our legs and a few small things to interest the kids. A nice way to enjoy an hour!

hiking
Monday, August 21, 2017

So thankful that the MetroParks support and encourage geocaching.

trail running
Saturday, May 27, 2017

What a hidden gem!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Great local hike. Christmas day 2016.

hiking
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Saturday chores? I don't think so. Fabulous, blustery, 63 degree, sunny, mid February day. I'm outa here! Absolutely fabulous hike at Castalia Quarry. Main trail is a two mile loop on an easy, wide gravel road. I took just about every side trail I could find and there were plenty to be had. Some easy, some more challenging, but all beautiful and totally worth it. Beautiful wetlands and lots of old signs of life around the area.

birding
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

My favorite trail I've ever been too! Would highly recommend to others

hiking
Sunday, January 08, 2012

This is a closed loop trail of bed rock and limestone pebbles. It's on the Tim of an old limestone quarry and goes around in a moderate graded hill. I personally use it for hill training for runs. Dogs on leashes are allowed. Have never seen any mountain bikes but the tracks get there somehow. In this relatively flat area it offers some great views from the lookout tower. Sandusky bay bridge and the Davis besse cooling tower are visible. There are also shorter trails accessible from the parking lot.

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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Monday, May 08, 2017

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Sunday, March 05, 2017

trail running
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Monday, March 07, 2016

Sunday, April 21, 2013