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

road biking
5 days ago

The Alum Creek trail is by far one of may favorites for cycling in central Ohio. The trail actually extends South all the way through Three Creeks Metro Park. The section of the trail through the metro park is probably the best as is passes through sections of woods, grasslands, and tall pine trees. I've seen hawks, eagles, and osprey while cycling through Three Creeks.

hiking
11 days ago

First time visiting Sharon Woods. A wonderful hike full of things to see. Flowers are beautiful, lake is pristine. Lots of wildlife, even saw a group of wild turkeys!

walking
14 days ago

Trail is an easy walk that is great for wildflowers and birds. Love that dogs are allowed.

walking
14 days ago

It should be marked as Easy, not Moderate, but still a great trail.

Lots of trail runners and dog walkers. Elevated birding blind and pond to see birds.

Very cute, small trails though. It's a good place for a quick walk.

A very lovely, VERY easy trail.

An easy, mostly wooded trail just north of Columbus. Lots of wildlife (birds, deer, foxes, etc) good for photo opportunities.

walking
1 month ago

Perfect for an elderly couple with some medical issues. Not to long and includes a forest and an open area.

rude park rangers. can't have dogs even though the app says you can.

Not too busy, mostly quiet. Great for a stress free walk.

these are the best bike trails you will find in Columbus easy to get to
very clean Even has water thru out the 5 mile trail seen deer and turkey alsome time

mostly flat, nice wooded, very well kept trail. lots of wildlife. easy. great for kids.

2 months ago

Short somewhat challenging loop

2 months ago

Nice trail through woods with some inclines.

hiking
2 months ago

Very beautiful and peaceful

Great running trail. Paved and partially shaded. No dogs allowed on this path.

I would love to have walked on the Bridle Trail but it was posted no pedestrians and no dogs. Did others disregard these postings? Sigh. We followed directions and went on much shorter paved walk. Not very interesting

Great trail for walks with your dog

birding
3 months ago

Really enjoyed walking through the woods. The scenic o erlook was a nice touch. Loved seeing the birds at the feeder.

No dogs allowed

6 months ago

very well maintained trail with lots of hills through beautiful forest. I'll be back again soon.

hiking
6 months ago

Lovely, lightly used trail. But I'd classify this trail as "easy"; graveled, flat path with little elevation gain/loss.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy 1.5 mile hike/walk. Very quiet, light traffic, clean grounds.

6 months ago

Love this trail

hiking
6 months ago

Trails were clean and easy to pass through. Scenery was beautiful and the fitness activities along the way were fun.

hiking
7 months ago

Sharon Woods is one of my favorite metro parks, partly because it is rarely as trafficked and busy despite being right off the highway. The park and trails are clean and well maintainted. Not sure why AllTrails only lists one trail here - there are actually several.

walking
8 months ago

GREAT trail. First time in a long time that I’ve been in the middle of the city and felt like I was far north in the woods. Small amount of traffic noise. But we didn’t SEE ANYONE for more than two hours. Gets a 5 Star out of us! I live in Colorado and am from Wyoming!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice short trail with lots of gentle hills. Trailhead has well maintained restrooms, and ample parking.

Very easy and very pretty

Load More