Gilmore Ponds Preserve Metropark Loop is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fairfield, Ohio that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

lake

bugs

muddy

hiking
2 months ago

Wide, maintained trails, relatively flat. It may be the time of year but the place was infested with mosquitos. Stop to let your dog hike a leg and one is instantly swarmed by a dozen unwanted friends. Trails crisscrossing in the middle can be confounding to the inrequent or unprepared visitor. It could make a nice Boy Scout Eagle project to erect "You Are Here" maps at the multiple crossings.

3 months ago

First quarter mile feels like a torn up service road. Depending upon time of day and angle of the sun, you can get toasted by the sun. While maybe half the hike is tree lined, the rest is walking through fields. Might be best used for birding.... lots of birdhouses here. There’s a lake in the middle of this loop, not visible during most of the walk but no great loss, it’s an ugly lake... not maintained, not really suitable for anything but maybe fishing from the shore in a few places. If you are looking for a walk in the woods, this ain’t it!

hiking
6 months ago

Very muddy, and trails aren’t marked super well. Also make sure you have sunscreen if it’s sunny out, a lot of the trail is in the sunlight, beside that it’s very beautiful and my dog and I loved walking on it :)

6 months ago

Beautiful place, nice for birding.

hiking
7 months ago

Cool hike. Has nice spots to stop and enjoy the view.

hiking
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

I live nearby so this is a convenient place for me to enjoy.

Monday, August 07, 2017

lots of wildlife

11 months ago

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

walking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

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Friday, August 11, 2017

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday, September 20, 2015