Explore the most popular trails near Lewis Center with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



trail running


kid friendly

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Lewis Center, Ohio Map

Very pretty. Read the signs carefully. I doubled my length when I paired off on the wrong turn lol

1 day ago

Great dog trail! Wooded and open fields. Very scenic

Trail was overgrown, grassy path hasn’t been mowed in awhile. Several downed trees across the path, a few have poison oak vines on them so it’s hard to climb over.

only did part of trail, lots of downed trees across trail but nothing too big to climb over. other than that, nice shady trail.

Beautifully kept trail, wonderful views, and some really cool hidden spots to be found.

I love this trail. It’s right near my job. Takes a few hours to loop the whole thing if you’re walking but it’s got all the views and shade you need to accompany you through your adventure. I saw a mongoose there too! Sooo cute in the face!

1 month ago

Evening picnic and walk on the overlook loop. Pretty sunset view from the overlook.

nature trips
2 months ago

Pretty views into the ravines. Well maintained, busy trail. We didn't complete the entire trail, just 2 mils of it. Very nice Nature Center at the Trailhead. Saw an owl by the creek, heard a woodpecker.

trail running
2 months ago

The Rocks and Roots Trail Runners Association (RRTRA), a non-profit organization that seeks to preserve, protect, and promote trail access and opportunities.

RRTRA has built and maintains two single-track loop trails in the south west quadrant of Alum Creek State Park. The loop intersect making a figure eight loop. Trails are a mixture of single track and grass path. Trail is marked with orange blazes.

Some sections can get muddy in late winter and spring. Some sections can get overgrown in the summer months.

Great trail for walking or running, my wife and I got to see a baby deer with her mother

i love hiking here, it's close to my work and there is not a lot of foot traffic so i can really enjoy my time in nature, trail are well marked and maintained.

Super muddy, which is to be expected in Spring. Much of the trail is a mowed path with overgrowth beside it. Only small parts are actual wooded hiking trails.

Nice hike. Easy. There is a bald eagles nest you can see

Great variety with hills and nice views!

Love hiking here with my dogs

6 months ago

Decent trail to hike with your dog.

It’s good for Columbus - however, if you’re looking for real hiking and views, you’d prolly be best to hike another trail outside of Columbus.

8 months ago

Nice walk in the snow. Be sure to go to the overlook.

Good quick afternoon stroll

Nice wide leveled and debris free trails great for running or hiking. Scenery is not exceptional, but it is a nice escape with minimal road noise or intrusion from civilization!

trail running
11 months ago

Fun trail with moderate up and down hill sections. for the most part, it's a well maintained trail. So, if you're looking for a rugged trail running experience, you can find better at nearby Alum Creek. Lots of people on the weekend but the trail's wide enough that it's not really an issue. Mostly shady with a few sunny spots.

Monday, September 04, 2017

peaceful, and relaxing

beautiful views

trail running
Monday, August 07, 2017

Amazing trail. Well maintained and mostly shaded during Spring and Summer.

trail running
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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.

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

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Certainly not the most scenic trail at High Banks, but one of the only dog-friendly ones.This trail has a creek near the entrance, which my pup loves to splash in to cool down. Otherwise it is a relatively flat (does NOT have a 170ft elevation gain) nature walk through forest and open fields. I always see a few people, but it's never busy. Can get muddy after rain.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Went to walk on the peachblow trail.
Disappointed that the grassy paths that looked like they get mowed had not been mowed this year. We were concerned with ticks since this is a big problem this year around here.
The wooded paths were fine.
Trails were marked kind well. Good maps at intervals but there were confusing branch paths. Hard to tell were we were.
Next visit we'll try to find a map. The station at the trail head was closed.

Monday, May 29, 2017

This is a nice trail along the Alum Creek Lake shore ... Narrow path, can be very muddy if it has rained recently. Some beautiful views of the lake. Love the sound of the waves at a few places.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

no fucking dogs!

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