Sharon Woods Metro Park
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Sharon Woods Metro Park Trails
Edward S. Thomas Trail – 1.1 miles – easy – ADA
hike – gravel
Winds through a state nature preserve and past large burr oaks and an observation deck.
Spring Creek Trail – 1.8 miles – easy to moderate
hike, pets – gravel
Crosses two steep hills, runs alongside Spring Creek and goes through a forest.
Multipurpose Trail – 3.8 miles – moderate – ADA
hike/bike – paved
Loops around the park and passes through woods and fields.
Lake Trail – .4 mile – easy
hiking, pets – paved
Runs around the southern half of Schrock Lake. Connects Spring Creek and Edward S Thomas trails.
Oak Openings Trail – .2 mile – easy – ADA
hike – gravel
Goes through a forest and fields and connects with the Edward S. Thomas Trail.
Connector Trail – .3 mile – moderate
hike – grass
Connects the Spring Creek and Edward S. Thomas trails.
A description with photos of a hike in Sharon Woods Metro Park is on the TrekOhio website.
Descriptions with maps of 4 hikes using trails at Sharon Woods Metro Park are on the AllTrails website.
About Sharon Woods Metro Park
The 14-acre Schrock Lake serves as a focal point of this 761-acre Metro Park. The lake provides the setting for kids’ and seniors’ fishing, bird watching, and picnicking.
The park is a mixture of forests and open fields. You’ll see numerous towering oak, hickory, and beech trees. Many seasonal pools associated with the swamp forest communities are present and provide critical spring breeding habitat for amphibians and other wildlife.
Bicyclists and joggers will enjoy the park’s four miles of paved trails. Those seeking a quieter walk will enjoy nearly three miles of nature trails that wind along streambeds and wetland.
From Sharon Woods Metro Park webpage
Restrooms at locations identified on Sharon Woods Metro Park map.