Taft Reserve

Taft Reserve
Entrance: 10250 Flint Ridge Road
Nature Center: 10380 Fairview Road
Newark, Ohio 43055
Licking Park District webpage
Taft Reserve map

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Taft Reserve–Flint Ridge Rd. Entrance
Coordinates: 39.999874, -82.3522235
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Taft Reserve–Kraner Nature Center
Coordinates: 39.9757723, -82.3498632
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Taft Reserve Trails
There are 8 miles of hiking trails at the Taft Reserve.

Taft Reserve has several miles of woodland trails with some skirting the edges of fields. The trails are earthen and grass, the terrain gently rolling, and in general this park is quite suitable for beginners. There is an abandoned house and farm outbuildings near Linville Road. There is also one earthen and one stone mound on the reserve. Dogs and horses are permitted on the trails.
From Ohio Barefoot Hikers webpage

About Taft Reserve
The Taft Reserve, 425-acres, is mostly meadows and woodlands. The reserve has 8 miles of horseback riding and hiking trails.

The Licking Park District is currently working to develop the William C. Kraner Nature Center and surrounding land to become a unique self-interpretive and educational area.
From Licking Park District webpage

Restrooms on site.