Lobdell Reserve

Lobdell Reserve
3100 Mounts Road Northwest
Alexandria, Ohio 43001
Licking Park District webpage
Lobdell Reserve map

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Lobdell Reserve Trails
Lobdell Reserve has 8 miles of trails mostly skirting the edges of fields with some woodland sections. Lobdell Run Creek is probably the best single feature.
From Ohio Barefoot Hikers webpage

Tips for birding Lobdell Reserve
here are two distinct areas on Lobdell Reserve, one accessible from Mounts Road and the other from Lobdell Road via Battee Road (Disk Golf Course parking).

The Mounts Road access has much better parking, a few picnic tables, and a pit toilet.

This large reserve has a variety of birding habitats and is one of the better locations for sparrows in Licking County. With the cattail wetlands, there should even be ammodramus sp. in the proper season, although I’ve never looked for them. The trails are mowed, can get muddy, and must be shared with horses. However, the birding is good enough to overcome these obstacles. Habitats include grass, a small wetland, and riparian woodlands in a deep ravine.
From Margaret Bowman

About Lobdell Reserve
Lobdell Reserve, 210-acres, includes woodlands, meadows, and beautiful stream corridor, cliffs with scenic views, 8 miles of trails, ranging from easy to challenging, great for bird watching, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. The park also has a championship caliber Frisbee disc golfing course.
From Licking Park District webpage

Restroom at Mounts Road parking lot, pit toilet.