Chestnut Ridge- Homesite, Meadows, and Ridge Trail

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Chestnut Ridge- Homesite, Meadows, and Ridge Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jefferson, Ohio that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

2.9 miles
383 feet

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

no dogs

20 days ago

Good trail for local residents. Park area is fun for kids. No spectacular views but nice walk through forest.

1 month ago

Located off SR-33 between Columbus and Lancaster, Chestnut Ridge is the first ridge in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The site of the Metro Park was originally a quarry for the sandstone used in the canal locks along the Athens spur of the Ohio and Erie Canal. The property was then bought by Dr. Edward Campbell who built a homestead near the top of the ridge and the property was later donated to be used as this park. People often sit on the benches in the homestead property to read. Now that SR-33 has a bypass past Carroll, only the park-goers know about this hidden gem. The wide variety of trees and a constant change of scenery make this trail worth the drive. Adjacent to, but not connected with, this park is also the Chestnut Ridge mountain bike park that features a 5-mile "easy" loop and a 4-mile "moderate" loop.

4 months ago

Well maintained trail. Parking area with a few small ponds.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Couldn't walk the mountain bike trail been over there 3 times and its always closed. I'll go elsewhere tired of driving over there for nothing the homestead trail is fine if you want a shorter walk.. I gave the trail one star because I I had to pick a star. I don't know if the trail is any good or not for obvious reasons.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Was disappointed that I wasn't able to hike the longer mountain biking trail and it rained while I was there. Nice park with a variety of scenery. Walked the loop twice.

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