Dripping Rock, Overlook and Big Meadows Loop

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Dripping Rock, Overlook and Big Meadows Loop is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lewis Center, Ohio that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
360 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

wildlife

no dogs

trail running
6 months ago

Nice park. It's more a kid friendly park. The trails are nice but poorly marked. I just went to Christmas Rocks yesterday and enjoyed the isolation of that trail much more than the community feel of this park. Depends on your preference though. Still a nice park.

hiking
6 months ago

Stupid. No pet allowed. I was with my dog and did not go in.

hiking
10 months ago

NOTIFICATION: ALL OF THE SCENIC PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY USER NATASHA MERKES ARE OF GLEN HELEN NATURE PARK, NOT HIGHBANKS!!! Nothing nearly as scenic here.

Pros: Not too far from the city. Multiple trails to walk but mostly short. Friendly, helpful staff and nice nature center.

Cons: No true day hike option. Only one rather lousy dog friendly trail (leash only). Not much scenic geography (mostly just unimproved trails through wooded areas and fields). The park leads a guided hike to "The Giants," a pair of oversized Sycamores, a couple of times a year. One of the trees has come down in recent years. Neither was really that impressive. I have seen at least 2 Sycamores in southern Ohio in my lifetime that were significantly larger. One is still standing.....disappointing

11 months ago

No dogs allowed. Waist of time.

hiking
11 months ago

Completed the 5 mile winter hike, trails were clear and in good shape.

walking
Monday, August 08, 2016

I really enjoy High Banks. I did the Dripping Rock trail today (2.5 miles) and it had some nice inclines throughout. It's very scenic and just an enjoyable walk, run, whatever! My only wish is that all of the trails were pet friendly. When I go with my dog I have to stick to one trail and that gets boring.

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Good for birdwatching. There is a pet trail for dog-walking.

Friday, August 05, 2016

I walked the Coyote Run trail. It was nice and easy trail with no high elevations. Dogs are allowed on this trail but most of the other trails in the park don't allow them.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Nice trails, well kept. Beautiful scenery.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Loved it

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

A great place to hike!

Monday, June 06, 2016

Simply breath taking! Great for running as well, plenty of incline.

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

Great trail! May have taken a wrong turn once or twice because there are so many small trails forking off from one another. But an amazing place. ;)

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Pretty good. Not much to see

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Great mix of hills, and meadows. You can choose different paths for your level. Some interesting sites a small set of earthworks, bald Eagles, and historic homestead and cemetery. lot's of wildlife so keep your eyes peeled.

hiking
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Great Park! It was kept up very well and the paths were nice and wide. Well marked and very pretty! We did the overlook trail and at the end we watched eagles fly over the river.

hiking
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Great place!!! Only downfall, only saw one small trail that we could take the dog. Wide paths, and made for easy running and walking. Easy to walk on and very beautiful area!

hiking
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

This park is amazing! Half of the park looks like any other Columbus metro Park. Then it gets interesting, on the far North side it opens into pararie grassy type with An Adena mound. The south east side turns almost the same feel as south eastern Ohio, Hocking hills area. It is a truly amazing to think that State Route 23 is as close as it is. There is another Adena mound in this section. Also thanks to new environmental laws for wetlands ( if you remove a wetland, you must replace it somewhere else) There is a man made wetland with a duck blind. Many animals to see, especially White Tailed Deer.

hiking
Saturday, January 25, 2014

About as good as it's gonna get in the Columbus metro area. Nice scenery, plenty of variety.

hiking
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Beautiful day for hiking. Went with a group of about 8 people. Trails were in good shape, only a couple of muddy spots. Hit the Overlook Trail and see if you can spot the eagle nest, or the eagles! Really enjoy hiking at Highbanks.

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