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

backpacking
18 days ago

Very flat and hardy any rocks or roots on the trail. Very well marked with blazes, but you need to pay attention when it crosses other trails. One note, some of the photos listed are not of this trail, but other parks in Toledo area. There is a camp area on the trail that requires registration and payment ($20/$16 members in 2018) to camp overnight. Free firewood, indoor toilets, a pavilion with a fireplace (can be used unless someone else reserved it) and a dish washing station. There are a lot of boardwalks installed by local boyscouts. However, if it has rained, especially in the spring, your shoes will get very wet.

Unique and a perfect afternoon hike.

Absolutely perfect, especially with the leaves changing. A top notch easy hike!

A beautiful trail especially in autumn as the leaves are changing.

A good loop. Bring bug spray in the summer!

hiking
3 months ago

Great trial to spend 4-6 hours on. Bring boots if it has rained recently as parts can get really muddy.

Pleasant short hike.

Love hiking here with my pup!

Great trail. Fairly easy to follow the markers. Takes me about 5 hours to complete the full loop.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Great trails, cool lake. Bugs weren't an issue. Watch out for horse manure.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fun trails, neat lake. Bugs weren't bad. Watch out for horse manure.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The trails are great, but you better be mosquito repellent ready or your run or walk will be shorten. They're the rulers of the park.

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Nice trail that's decently marked. Can be a busy trail head which leads to noise.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Great trails only complaint is some of the low areas are all but impassable after a hard rain. More walkways needed.

walking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The worst of the mosquitos in the park, bring bug spray. And the lake is filled with leeches, keep your pets and kids away. Less busy than Mallard Lake for a reason.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Awesome trail. Only issue we had was a confusing yellow marker so we missed a left turn. It was soon after dipping back onto the trail after it runs along beside airport highway, but there was a yellow mark on the tree to the left side near a trail fork but further down a couple tees(heading straight) there was another yellow marker on the right side on a tree. So we went straight, but should have taken a left. Other than that accidental confusing shortcut, it was awesome!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Very Beautiful, calm, and relaxing.

walking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

I love this trail. It has a little bit of everything. Small hills, wooded areas, streams and ponds. I always end the trail doing the Mallard Lake loop. Such a beautiful gem.

mountain biking
Friday, April 28, 2017

easy ride

hiking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Great Park System and Trails not too far out of town. When I lived in the area this was my "go-to" hike. Easy to get around, very well marked, and you will see something new every time! Good to go to anytime of the year.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I did this trail with a couple buddies of mine. We really enjoyed this trail and are definitely planning on going again. The only bad thing was that there were a few parts of the trail that were very flooded, requiring us to go off the trail to get around it. Other than that, the trail was pretty well maintained and reasonably marked. Overall it's a very nice and beautiful trail.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Great spring hike. Water was flowing and trails were not muddy.

hiking
Friday, March 17, 2017

My favorite local trail.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

easy trail with plenty to see. Trail is well-maintained, even in winter

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Fun, great scenery and easy to hike! Dog friendly.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Fun, great scenery and easy to hike! Dog friendly.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Best little oasis of peace in this area. I could spend days wandering this little park.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

sand dune trail is fun!

hiking
Monday, August 22, 2016

The map shown here is wrong. (Although it might be accurate for the paved bicycle trail.) The Oak Openings Trail is closer to a 17 mile long loop. It is bordered on the west and south sides by State Route 64, the north by Airport Highway (State Route 2), and the East by State Route 295. Wooden bridges are plentiful in marshy areas and fallen trees are usually cleared away quickly.

hiking
Friday, July 08, 2016

I'm not sure which trail is allegedly 6.2 miles, but this park has a nice collection of trails, mostly accessible from the same parking lot area. Most trails are 1 to 3 miles so you can take one or plan a whole day. I walked the red, orange, and blue marked trails. I'd highly recommend that red and orange trails, both of which allow you to view the only moving sand dunes in Ohio (the sand dunes on the red trail are closed in May and June for birdie babies but you can still view them). I went in daytime during the week and it was not crowded on the trails at all (just a few other people). Oak Openings is a bit far from me, but I'm hoping to go back and see this park in the fall. Gorgeous!

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