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Best trails in Columbus

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Looking for a great trail near Columbus, Ohio? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around AW Marion State Park or Alum Creek State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Christmas Rocks Nature Preserve or Highbanks Metropolitan Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in Columbus ranging from 0.6 to 17.2 miles and from 715 to 951 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Columbus
Top trails (11)
#1 - Blendon Woods Loop
Blendon Woods Metro Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 54 m
Blendon Woods Loop is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Columbus, Ohio that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#2 - Hayden Run Falls
Columbus, Ohio
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
Hayden Run Falls is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Columbus, Ohio that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
#3 - Sugarbush Trail
Blendon Woods Metro Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 49 m
Sugarbush Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Columbus, Ohio that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#4 - Antrim Lake
Columbus, Ohio
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 32 m
Antrim Lake is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Columbus, Ohio that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking anShow more
#5 - Gahanna Woods Loop
Gahanna Woods Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 58 m
Gahanna Woods is a nature preserve with unique wooded swamp lands and wildflowers Note: Gahanna Woods Park does not allow pets or bikes Show more
#6 - Alum Creek Trail: Wolfe Park to Big Walnut Creek
Wolfe Park
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Length: 17.2 mi • Est. 7 h 7 m
Alum Creek Trail: Wolfe Park to Big Walnut Creek is a 17.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Columbus, Ohio that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offeShow more
#7 - Big Run Park Loop
Big Run Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Big Run Park Loop is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Columbus, Ohio that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and Show more
#8 - Scioto Trail Loop
Scioto Audubon Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
Scioto Trail Loop is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Columbus, Ohio that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature Show more
#9 - Woodlands Scioto Paddle
Columbus, Ohio
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Length: 4.3 mi
Woodlands Scioto Paddle is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Columbus, Ohio that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for canoeing Show more
#10 - Olentangy Trail Little Loop
The Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m
Olentangy Trail Little Loop is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Columbus, Ohio that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optionsShow more
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