Chestnut Ridge Trail

EASY 44 reviews
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Chestnut Ridge Trail is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Canal Winchester, Ohio that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for birding, mountain biking, and cross country skiing and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
521 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

mountain biking

forest

views

wildlife

snow

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Please be aware that this trail is a mountain bike trail and is not meant to be used by hikers as they present a hazard for cyclists. Several of the reviews on this trail describe the Ridge, Meadows, and Homesite trails that are located in the Chestnut Ridge Metro Park on the east side of Amanda Northern Road. If you are looking to review the metro park hiking trails, please post on the "Chestnut Ridge - Homesite, Meadows, and Ridge Trail" link, which is a much more hiker- and family-friendly trail.

3 months ago

What lovely trails! The information here isn't quite right though. There's 2 bike trails that total nearly 10 miles. There's 3 gravel hiking trails totalling about 3 miles. It's kind of eerie seeing 100s of chesnut tree skeletons all over the hillsides, some still standing, but a beautiful sight nonetheless.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Trail was closed even though the ranger said it was open yesterday. What’s changed? Very disappointed.

11 months ago

trail closed when we went by on 7/24...will re rate once we get a chance to check it out

trail running
Sunday, April 30, 2017

My Cross Country team does our Winter Training here. The hills can be a little steep, but it helps with the XC season. It's a beautiful placce in Spring and Summer, as well.

hiking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

easy and quick. childhood memory

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

I grew up hiking this trail. I love it. It's a quick, easy hike when you're short on time. There's a lot of history here as well. I will always recommend.

hiking
Saturday, January 21, 2017

It is currently closed due to poor conditions

hiking
Saturday, November 26, 2016

wife loves this trail. I like all the hardwoods. easy hike. clean trails.

hiking
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Great hike with good incline. Great for being so close to home. Love the observation decks along the trail

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

Was a very beautiful walk. Good mix of hills. Definitely challenging.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

BESTplace to prepare for the AT

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Nice trees and some good birdwatching opportunities.

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

2 biking trails off mason rd., just south of main park. easy route still offered some challenges, found it to be a scenic trail. Saw a couple deer, large hawk, squirrels and more. Enjoyed trail

hiking
Friday, July 31, 2015

This park offers 2 mountain biking trails and separate hiking trail. This review is for Hiking. I found this to be a great for a workout or a stroll depending on direction. If you go right, its a march to the top of the hill, If you go left, its a bit easier of a start. Great view of downtown Columbus Ohio in the fall, winter and spring but thick vegetation spoils the summer view. Trail is mostly unimproved or rock. Dont miss the albino squirrels or friendly deer.

hiking
Monday, July 20, 2015

Troop 1147 checkout hike. Nice easy trail.

mountain biking
Monday, July 16, 2012

The 7.5 mile loop is pretty awesome! Kinda extreme, great climbs and tricky turns, gets fast and is a good distance. Will be going back weekly!

trail running
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3 months ago

recorded Chestnut ridge two

hiking
3 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

recorded sf2

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
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hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

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